All DNA Zoo data, including genome assemblies and Hi-C maps, are shared freely without any restriction.

However, please note that DNA Zoo frequently upgrades draft genomes that are already publicly available and that we did not generate ourselves. When this is the case, we include citation information for the draft genome we used. Critically, in a few cases, the draft genome has not been published yet. In such cases, we ask that you respect any restrictions placed by the creators of the draft assembly.

If you do use any DNA Zoo data or analyses, we ask that you cite the latest DNA Zoo paper, which is presently

Dudchenko, Olga, Sanjit S. Batra, Arina D. Omer, Sarah K. Nyquist, Marie Hoeger, Neva C. Durand, Muhammad S. Shamim, et al. 2017. "De Novo Assembly of the Aedes Aegypti Genome Using Hi-C Yields Chromosome-Length Scaffolds." Science (New York, N.Y.) 356 (6333): 92-95.

and include a sentence in the main text of the paper clearly listing which DNA Zoo genome assemblies and datasets were used. For example "The genome assemblies and sequencing data for X, Y, and Z were obtained from the DNA Zoo Consortium [[[CITE]]]." More detailed citation information including references to the draft genome assembly datasets to be mentioned can be found on individual assembly webpages.


Anticipated publication plans

DNA Zoo plans to publish the genome assemblies presented here in the setting of large-scale comparative analyses. If you’d like to participate in such analyses, we’d love to coordinate. Please be in touch!