Back to Bermuda: how is science best served?
1 NCBI/NLM/NIH 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
2 Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, 1705 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Genome Biology 2009, 10:105 doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-4-105Published: 24 April 2009
The independent announcements of two bovine genome assemblies from the same data suggest it is time to revisit the spirit of the Bermuda and Fort Lauderdale agreements and determine the policies for data release and distribution that will best serve both the producers of the data and the users.