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Back to Bermuda: how is science best served?

Deanna M Church1* and LaDeana W Hillier2

Author affiliations

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

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Genome Biology 2009, 10:105  doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-4-105

Published: 24 April 2009

Abstract

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.