Opinion: Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data
Stable isotopes encode and integrate the origin of matter; thus, their analysis offers tremendous potential to address questions across diverse scientific disciplines (1, 2). Indeed, the broad applicability of stable isotopes, coupled with advancements in high-throughput analysis, have created a scientific field that is growing exponentially, and generating data at a rate paralleling the explosive rise of DNA sequencing and genomics (3). Centralized data repositories, such as GenBank, have become increasingly important as a means for archiving information, and “Big Data” analytics of these resources are revolutionizing science and everyday life.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Opinion: Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data|
|Series title||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|Contributing office(s)||Fort Collins Science Center|