Genome Ark

bioinformatics biology genetic genomic life sciences


The Genome Ark hosts genomic information for the Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) and other related projects. The VGP is an international collaboration that aims to generate complete and near error-free reference genomes for all extant vertebrate species. These genomes will be used to address fundamental questions in biology and disease, to identify species most genetically at risk for extinction, and to preserve genetic information of life.

Update Frequency

Data will be continually updated as it is generated.


Before publishing on them, the VGP releases all raw sequencing reads, assembled genomes, transcriptome data, and annotations as a service to the research community under the terms of the Genome10K data use policy:


Managed By

The Genome10K community of scientists

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Erich Jarvis

Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://genomeark/ --no-sign-request

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