Sequencing a genome makes it possible not only to trace the evolution of biological processes, but also to know the genetic information of a living being, to examine how its cells function and the distribution of its genes. Access to this information for a large number of species will be crucial for the future of biology. To date, more than 12,000 species have been identified in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of mainland France. The ambition of ATLASea is to sequence the genome of several thousand of them on the mainland coast and a few hundred in overseas territories, targeting in particular species of strong scientific or economic interest.

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Scientific context of ATLASea programme

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ATLASea Statement