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Dynamic vs. Static Genomic Reports

Get the most out of your genomic data by publishing it to Kannapedia®.

The best option for genomic data reports is the dynamic report found on Kannapedia.net. Dynamic reports published to Kannapedia are public. Links to raw data published in dynamic reports are downloadable. However, it is important to note that without chemotype or phenotype data, raw sequencing data is largely useless for visitors to Kannapedia. Our Kannapedia website displays your plants’ genomic information in a usable and easily-interpretable format. The Kannapedia web page is interactive and most importantly, it is updated when we add new information to our Kannapedia® database.

Dynamic reports are updated with new information and visualizations

As the Kannapedia database of cannabis genetics grows, new information and visualizations will be pushed to the dynamic report pages. The phylogenetic tree as well as tables and graphics that compare your strain to others in the database will also be updated. A great example of this is when we mapped all the dynamic reports in Kannapedia to the new Jamaican Lion reference genome. 

Static reports are generated and delivered to customers after their genomic data has been processed. It is essentially a snapshot in time that includes all the information and visualizations that were available at the time it was generated.   

Dynamic reports published to Kannapedia can be used to build defensive IP for your plants

Another important benefit of choosing a dynamic report on Kannapedia.net is that the webpage serves as a public record of your plants’ existence. We submit a one-way, unidirectional hash (sha 256) of your plants’ sequencing data to the blockchain and include a link on the report page.  A VCF (Variant Call File) file is also attached to your dynamic report in Kannapedia.

Rest assured, the community will not be able to use your publicly-available sequencing data to recreate a physical plant. 

The blockchain transaction can act as a form of public notary that can be used to build defensive IP for plant patents. Plant patents only cover genetic clones. You do not need sequence data to file but you do need sequence data to prosecute what is a clone. A public Kannapedia listing places a public flag in a cultivar and should fend off patent filing on the identical plant. The timestamps are important as these disputes are usually retrospective after patents have improperly issued, and you do not want to show up in court with documents that have modifiable digital timestamps.

Dynamic reports help build your network

Publish information about your cultivars on Kannapedia so the cannabis community can learn about them and connect with you. Kannepedia is meant to be a public tool with valuable information that can benefit the entire cannabis community.

Static reports keep sensitive information private 

If your reports contain information about a breeding project or a cultivar that you are not ready to make public, a static report might be a better option. Information contained in static reports is not shared to Kannapedia, and thus your strain will not be included in the phylogenetic tree or any tables showing nearest and most distant relatives. 

Remember, the genetic information published to Kannapedia can’t be used to recreate a physical plant, so don’t let that concern influence your choice of report type.