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Maximizing value of genetic sequence data requires an enabling environment and urgency

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Gaffney, J., Girma, D., Kane, N. A., Llaca, V., Mace, E. S., Taylor, N. and Tibebu, R. (2022) Maximizing value of genetic sequence data requires an enabling environment and urgency. Global Food Security, 33 . p. 100619. ISSN 2211-9124

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2022.100619

Publisher URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211912422000104

Abstract

Severe price spikes of the major grain commodities and rapid expansion of cultivated area in the past two decades are symptoms of a severely stressed global food supply. Scientific discovery and improved agricultural productivity are needed and are enabled by unencumbered access to, and use of, genetic sequence data. In the same way the world witnessed rapid development of vaccines for COVID-19, genetic sequence data afford enormous opportunities to improve crop production. In addition to an enabling regulatory environment that allowed for the sharing of genetic sequence data, robust funding fostered the rapid development of coronavirus diagnostics and COVID-19 vaccines. A similar level of commitment, collaboration, and cooperation is needed for agriculture.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Additional Information:Open access
Keywords:Nucleotide sequence Genetic sequence data COVID19 vaccine Regulatory harmonization Agricultural research and development investment Science-based decision-making
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Plant culture
Technology > Technology (General)
Deposited On:03 Aug 2022 04:26
Last Modified:03 Aug 2022 04:26

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