Projects: De Novo Genomics

Duck-Billed Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus).

Once the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, the McDonnell Genome Institute turned its skills to determining the sequence of important model organisms - including chimpanzee, orangutan, mouse, chicken, platypus, corn and many others. These major collaborative de novo sequencing projects have transformed our understanding of life. We continue to sequence genomes from hundreds of organisms that are important research tools in fields such as infectious disease, agriculture, industry and environmental studies. If you are interested in collaborating on a de novo sequencing project, see below for contact information and a list of organisms we work on:

Wes Warren:

  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Fish

Patrick Minx:

  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Invertebrates (including Porifera, Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Ecdysozoa)