Argonne Activities at SC12

Expanding MIxS Standards to Genomes from Uncultivated Microorganisms

Two new checklists, Minimum information about a single amplified genome (MISAG) and a metagenome-assembled genome (MIMAG) of bacteria and archaea, have just been published in Nature Biotechnology! The checklists were conceived by Tanja Woyke Robert Bowers of JGI. These extensions

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M2B3 Standard Published

The M2B3 Reporting Standard has been published in the SIGS Journal. The M2B3 standard describes minimal mandatory and recommended contextual information for a marine microbial sample obtained in the epipelagic zone, includes meaningful information for researchers in the oceanographic, biodiversity and

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GSC Community paper in PloS Biology

Please have a look at the GSC’s community paper in PLoS Biology

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Standards in Genomics Sciences – Accepting Papers

The SIGS journal continues to grow and is now a leading journal for the publication of ‘genome notes’ (using the GSC’s MIxS standard).  Please consider contributing your next articles to this Open Access journal.

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MIxS paper published in Nature Biotechnology

An open-access article describing the GSC’s MIxS standard has been published in Nature Biotechnology – it includes the MIMARKS checklist and the set of environmental packages applicable to all GSC checklists and beyond.

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Standards in Genomic Sciences Journal from the GSC

The GSC is launching an open-access online journal to support its mission. The “Standards in Genomic Sciences” (SIGS) journal will provide a forum for publishing genome and metagenome notes structured according to the GSC’s MIGS/MIMS specification. It will also support

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MIGS-Compliant report published as Supplementary Table

Another MIGS-compliant report has been published as a Supplementary an article – see Reference 137 and the table S1 listed in the Materials and Methods. “Adaptations to Submarine Hydrothermal Environments Exemplified by the Genome of Nautilia profundicola” See the full

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Special issue of OMICS from the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC)

The Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) has produced a second special issue of OMICS. The first, published in 2006, brought together 20 invited papers from a diversity of standards communities, many of which are still in the most read list of

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Putting Molecules on the Map

At the heart of the MIGS specification is a call for all genomes and metagenomes to be reported with geographic location (lat/long). We were therefore very pleased to see a Nature Editorial calling for ALL biological samples to be tagged

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MIGS paper published in Nature Biotechnology

Thanks to the work of so many, the “Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence” (MIGS) perspective has finally appear in print in Nature Biotechnology. It contains the definitive version of the MIGS checklist as it applies to genome and metagenomes

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