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Rare collection that may hold key to ocean's biggest mysteries looks to expand in new waterfront home
Date:7/16/2013

portant collection," said Northeastern University College of Science Dean J. Murray Gibson. "The collection becomes a focus for our research, education, and outreach, and through this partnership we aim to accelerate the fulfillment of the goal of OGL—to preserve DNA samples from all the ocean's species."

EXPANDING A RARE, VALUABLE COLLECTION
Northeastern faculty who are involved in genomic research will utilize the Ocean Genome Resource Collection, and students will have the opportunity to contribute to the collection—whether it be through field collection while studying abroad, or through internships and coursework at the marine lab.

"A respect for Nature and a desire to preserve its precious resources lies at the heart of our environmental philosophy here at NEB," stated Sir Richard Roberts, CSO of NEB and Chairman of OGL's Board. "OGL's relocation to the Marine Science Center will ensure OGL's stability and growth in the years ahead so that it can fulfill its mission to archive and preserve marine biodiversity and support a wide range of marine-related research."

"This is a great opportunity for OGL to join forces with Northeastern, a major research university with a huge commitment to environmental sustainability and education," said Dan Distel, Executive Director of OGL. "The outstanding faculty, students and infrastructure and the forward-looking philosophy of Northeastern University and the Marine Science Center provide a growth opportunity for OGL that would be hard to match anywhere else. "

For more information, please visit www.OGLF.org.

About OGL
Ocean Genome Legacy (http://www.oglf.org) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to exploring, preserving and protecting the genomic biodiversity of the sea and to supporting research and educational programs that p
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