Hilary Von Swank
August 3, 2017
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Hilary Von Swank

The National Museum of Natural History’s crustacean collections at the Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center in Suitland, Md. Photo by Hilary Von Swank

The Genomic Observatories Metadatabase creates tools for biodiversity genomic scientists to share and reuse genetic data for environmental and ecological analyses, like natural history museums do with the information they keep about the forms of life they collect.