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The Functional Annotation of Animal Genomics Project (FAANG)

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The Functional Annotation of ANimal Genomics Project (FAANG) is a coordinated international action with the following main objective: to establish multi-tissue reference catalogues on a limited number of individuals.

Similar to ENCODE projects in human and model species, core assays include

  • RNAseq to study transcribed loci, DNAse-seq or ATAC-seq to study chromatin accessibility and architecture and histone marks;
  • additional assays include chromosome conformation capture (Hi-C) and DNA methylation profiling.

Over 130 scientists are FAANG members and include 14 colleagues from INRA (five from GABI)

Currently, three pilot projects are ongoing including one coordinated by Elisabetta Giuffra with support from the SelGen INRA metaprogram (FR-AGEncode). Other supporting partners are the USDA through a NRSP-8 Genome Project (in cattle, poultry and swine) and the National Pork Board through a project coordinated by the University of California-Davis on Swine functional genomics with bovine and poultry components.

The FAANG project was officially kicked off during the PAG meeting (NRSP-8 workshop) in San Diego in January 2015

See more

FR-AgENCODE: A Pilot Project to Improve the Functional Annotation of Livestock Genomes. Sylvain Foissac, Elisabetta Giuffra [Poster W445]

The Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) Initiative. Elisabetta Giuffra, Sylvain Foissac, Ole Madsen, Martien A.M. Groenen, Richard Crooijmans, Pablo J. Ross, Ian Korf, Huaijun Zhou [Poster W535]

See also

L. Andersson, A. Archibald, C. D Bottema, R. Brauning, S. C Burgess, D. W Burt, E. Casas, H. H Cheng, L. Clarke, C. Couldrey, B. P Dalrymple, C. G Elsik, S. Foissac, E. Giuffra, M. A Groenen, B. J Hayes, L. S Huang, H. Khatib, J. W Kijas, H. Kim, J. K Lunney, F. M McCarthy, J. C McEwan, S. Moore, B. Nanduri, C. Notredame, Y. Palti, G. S Plastow, J. M Reecy, G. A Rohrer, E. Sarropoulou, C. J Schmidt, J. Silverstein, R. L Tellam, M. Tixier-Boichard, G. Tosser-Klopp, C. K Tuggle, J. Vilkki, S. N White, S. Zhao, H. Zhou4 and The FAANG Consortium.  Coordinated international action to accelerate genome-to-phenome with FAANG, the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes project. Genome Biology 2015, 16:57

To find out more about the project, please visit the FAANG Consortium web site at: http://faang.org/

You can also follow the project’s news on Twitter : @faangomics.