An birds-eye view of the Ocean Genome Legacy center

Narrative | Ocean Genome Legacy || Cataloguing the Oceans

“By volume, about 99 percent of the habitable portion of our planet is underwater,” says Dan Distel, who directs Northeastern’s Ocean Genome Legacy Center. To explore and preserve the wealth of information contained in the ocean, the center collects DNA samples—over 28,000 so far—and has made that collection available to researchers around the world.

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