Complete DNA taxonomy could be powered by collaborative online database

The science of taxonomy also remains poorly developed. It’s been rather slow to take advantage of digital technology and electronics. You’d think that when somebody names a species, there would be a place where they automatically register it online. Instead you do it in a scientific paper, and for word to get out people must be aware of the journal (article) and see it.

Read Organizing the World in the Age of DNA from WIRED

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