As the “Age of Humans” progresses, we are facing critical environmental and climate challenges that threaten the biodiversity of life on our planet. Secretary Skorton talks with John Kress about how Smithsonian scientists are working to understand the building blocks of life itself in an effort to meet these challenges. Continue reading Biodiversity genomics: Is Earth’s gene pool in danger of drying up?
The Smithsonian is poised to to be at the forefront of the Global Genome Initiative–mapping the essence of life on Earth. Continue reading From the Secretary: Road Map to Discovery