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Public vs. Private StrainSEEK® Reports on Kannapedia®

Get the most out of your StrainSEEK® report by allowing it to be published on Kannapedia®.

The default submission option for StrainSEEK® reports is public. Medicinal Genomics will create a page on our Kannapedia.net website that displays your genetics information in a usable and easily interpretable format. The StrainSEEK® report web page is interactive and most importantly, is updated when we add new information to our Kannapedia® database.

Build defensive IP for your plants

A majority of clients opt for public submission for a number of reasons. A key feature of publishing a strainSEEK® report to Kannapedia.net is creating a public record of its existence.  Your genetic information is published in Kannapedia® along with a one way unidirectional hash (sha 256) of your sequencing data and that is put into the blockchain. A VCF (Variant Call File) file is also attached to your report in Kannapedia®.  The community will not be able to use your sequencing data that is public on Kannapedia® and recreate a physical plant. 

The blockchain transaction with data in Kannapedia can act as a form of public notary. This option does the best job of building defensive IP for plant patents. Plant patents only cover genetic clones. You do not need sequence to file but you do need sequence to prosecute what is a clone. A public Kannapedia.bet listing places a public flag in a cultivar and should fend off patent filing on the identical plant. The time stamps 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.

Stay current with updates to the Kannapedia® database

As Medicinal Genomics builds and improves its database of cannabis genetics, this information will be pushed to public report pages on Kannapedia®. Informational graphics on the report pages comparing your strain to other in the database, and its place on the phylotree, will be updated. Our major upgrade this last year of re-mapping all StrainSEEK data to the new Jamaican Lion reference genome is a good example of this and a major benefit of a public Kannapedia® report.

Build your network

Publish your cultivars on Kannapedia® so the cannabis community can learn about them and connect with you. We strive to make Kannepedia® a public database that all cultivars can mapped to and compared with and to help in certification processes.