Bridging the Rift

The project is under the umbrella of the BTR foundation (Bridging the Rift) in collaboration with Cornell, Stanford, and the governments of Israel and Jordan. A research facility will be built on the boarder between Israel and Jordan in which Jordanian and Israeli scientists will collaborate to gather data and construct the Library of the Desert that will facilitate modern research in biology at wide range of sizes and time scales, from genomes to ecology, and to evolution. This initiative is expected to promote peace in the region, enhance our understanding of desert life, and provide a prototype for a larger project: the Library of Life. The  library of Life is an attempt to record all information on living systems.  Check  more details