[read also Important Announcement by Columbia University and New York Genome Center]
Up until now, DNA.Land was a research project of Columbia University and the New York Genome Center. But most members of the research team have now left the two institutions and this research project is ending. Columbia University and the New York Genome Center have agreed to release their rights in the DNA.Land website to us, the creators of the website.
On Oct 1st 2019, we plan to relaunch DNA.Land as an independent site, but not as an academic project. The plan is for DNA.Land 2.0 to be comparable to other 3rd party genomic services that run under a non-academic, commercial model. DNA.Land will offer many of the same services offered on the current website but this time as a company by the same individuals who started the project.
Please note that because DNA.Land is closing as a research project, all accounts and data will be permanently deleted and erased from the DNA.Land servers on September 30th, 2019. You will be able to recreate an account on DNA.Land 2.0 and upload your data just as you did when you signed up to join DNA.Land.
Hope to see you!
Gordy, Dina, and Yaniv