NIRDBS has become member, and national coordinator, of the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Consortium

NIRDBS has become member, and national coordinator, of the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Consortium, an alliance of research organizations in 30(+) nations, which lays the foundational elements for a global DNA-based biosurveillance system.

In June 2019, iBOL will launch BIOSCAN, a project that will scan species assemblages at 2,500 sites around the planet, while also extending the DNA barcode reference library required to interpret these data.

BIOSCAN lays the foundation for the planetary biodiversity mission that will complete the inventory of life while activating a global biosurveillance system.

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For more information go to: Overview or Launches BIOSCAN