Alexie has published a new (publicly) peer-reviewed perspective article on how genome projects are born, live and… evolve! This, is argued, is driven by a new paradigm of collaboration and technologies, including bioinformatics.
Why is it important?
Sequencing the genome of a new species is a still a significant undertaking that vastly enable future discoveries. As society is investing in new resources to understand the greater tree of life, we have to understand the concepts presented in this paper in order to make cost effective funding decisions. Also, a new publication model is required so that we can ensure that we can extract full value from these extraordinary biological resources.