Harris Lewin: Creating A Digital Repository of Life

The human genome project cost $3 billion and according to one study, has already generated at least $1 trillion of economic activity. Should we now invest $4.7 billion in sequencing the DNA of all eukaryotic life on Earth?

Harris Lewin, Professor of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis, makes the case that this Earth BioGenome Project would deliver returns to human welfare, biodiversity conservation, and our understanding of biology.

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