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Coordinated international action to accelerate genome-to-phenome with FAANG, the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes project

Leif Andersson, Alan L Archibald, Cynthia D Bottema, Rudiger Brauning, Shane C Burgess, Dave W Burt, Eduardo Casas, Hans H Cheng, Laura Clarke, Christine Couldrey, Brian P Dalrymple, Christine G Elsik, Sylvain Foissac, Elisabetta Giuffra, Martien A Groenen, Ben J Hayes, LuSheng S Huang, Hassan Khatib, James W Kijas, Heebal Kim, Joan K Lunney, Fiona M McCarthy, John C McEwan, Stephen Moore, Bindu Nanduri, Cedric Notredame, Yniv Palti, Graham S Plastow, James M Reecy, Gary A Rohrer, Elena Sarropoulou, Carl J Schmidt, Jeffrey Silverstein, Ross L Tellam, Michele Tixier-Boichard, Gwenola Tosser-Klopp, Christopher K Tuggle, Johanna Vilkki, Stephen N White, Shuhong Zhao, Huaijun Zhou, The FAANG Consortium
animals, chromosome mapping, genome
We describe the organization of a nascent international effort, the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) project, whose aim is to produce comprehensive maps of functional elements in the genomes of domesticated animal species.