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The 'Atlasea' (genetics) exploratory PEPR

The phenomenal progress of sequencing technologies in the last two decades has opened up unprecedented possibilities for understanding, protecting or benefiting from all life forms in all their diversity. Organisms are linked by their DNA which is inherited from common ancestors since the origins of life. For each organism, the genome contains all the necessary instructions for embryos to develop and for adults to function correctly. The 'Atlasea' programme proposes to decipher and exploit this colossal mine of information, focusing on the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in mainland France and four French overseas territories.

  • Programme leaders: CEA, CNRS
  • Partners: Sorbonne University, Aix-Marseille University, Université Paris Sciences Lettres, IFREMER, French National Natural History Museum (MNHN), France Génomique, French Institute of Bioinformatics, TARA Océans Research Federation, Pôles Mer, Aquimer, EMBRC-Fr, ERGA.