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The minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Allyson Lister, Dr Phillip Lord, Dr Alison Spiers, Professor Anil Wipat

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Abstract

With the quantity of genomic data increasing at an exponential rate, it is imperative that these data be captured electronically, in a standard format. Standardization activities must proceed within the auspices of open-access and international working bodies. To tackle the issues surrounding the development of better descriptions of genomic investigations, we have formed the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC). Here, we introduce the minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification with the intent of promoting participation in its development and discussing the resources that will be required to develop improved mechanisms of metadata capture and exchange. As part of its wider goals, the GSC also supports improving the 'transparency' of the information contained in existing genomic databases. © 2008 Nature Publishing Group.


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Author(s): Field D, Garrity G, Gray T, Morrison N, Selengut J, Sterk P, Tatusova T, Thomson N, Allen M, Angiuoli S, Ashburner M, Axelrod N, Baldauf S, Ballard S, Boore J, Cochrane G, Cole J, Dawyndt P, De Vos P, Depamphilis C, Edwards R, Faruque N, Feldman R, Gilbert J, Gilna P, Glöckner F, Goldstein P, Guralnick R, Haft D, Hancock D, Hermjakob H, Hertz-Fowler C, Hugenholtz P, Joint I, Kagan L, Kane M, Kennedy J, Kowalchuk G, Kottmann R, Kolker E, Kravitz S, Kyrpides N, Leebens-Mack J, Lewis S, Li K, Lister AL, Lord P, Maltsev N, Markowitz V, Martiny J, Methe B, Mizrachi I, Moxon R, Nelson K, Parkhill J, Proctor L, White O, Sansone S, Spiers A, Stevens R, Swift P, Taylor C, Tateno Y, Tett A, Turner S, Ussery D, Vaughan B, Ward N, Whetzel T, San Gil I, Wilson G, Wipat A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Nature Biotechnology

Year: 2008

Volume: 26

Issue: 5

Pages: 541-547

Print publication date: 01/05/2008

Date deposited: 22/03/2010

ISSN (print): 1087-0156

ISSN (electronic): 1546-1696

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt1360

DOI: 10.1038/nbt1360

PubMed id: 18464787


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