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Progress

The beaver genome project timeline and progress:

2015
September
First Press release The Genome Project and Crowd-Funding Canmpaign Announcement

2015
September
October

Crowd-funding campaign Completed & Successful
2016
Feb
DNA Genome Sequencing Sequencing completed Feb 21, 2016. 
We received 450 giga basepairs of DNA.
2016
April
 
Genome sequence assmebly  

First genome assembly draft completed, 3.7 Gb

RNA Expression

Transcriptome atlas samples (17 tissues) acquired 

2016
July
Transcriptome survey Sequencing completed July 21, 2016
2016
August
Transcriptome survey assembly Completed by summer undergraduate researchers and others
2016
September
Faecal metagenome sequenced  
2016
November
 
Genome sequence assembly completed  
Genome analysis  

2017
January

Project website release  www.beavergenome.org
Second Press release Public release of the Beaver genome data
MONTH DD, 2017
First data release and analysis
Presentation/Talk
 

 At the XXV annual Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG)
January 14, 2017
Talk: Draft Genome of the North American Beaver (Castor canadensis)
in the Systems Biology and Ontologies Workshop