The Little Skate Genome project (skatebase.org) is collborative project undertaken by the NEBC. A draft sequence of the Little Skate genome has been completed. Transcriptome sequencing and characterization are underway.
Though far from complete, preliminary data from the Little Skate project has already been used in 13 publications. ( http://skatebase.org/vitae ).
The NEBC has provided hands-on training to fifty-two students through three weeklong genome annotation workshops. The NEBC continues to plan and organize future workshops based on the Little Skate Genome project collaboratively with the other INBREs of the NECC.