La primer base de datos pública de las secuencias nucleotídicasContributed by: Anonymous · Views: 884
Contributed by: Anonymous · May 23, 2007 @ 01:11 PM MDT · Views: 884
The first public nucleotide sequence database turns 25Today EMBL-Bank, the nucleotide sequence database of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL], celebrates its 25th anniversary. It was the world's earliest public database of DNA and RNA sequences and remains Europe's primary nucleotide sequence resource. The database is maintained by EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute in Hinxton [UK] in collaboration with its US and Japanese counterparts GenBank and the DNA Databank of Japan.
Over the years EMBL-Bank has grown exponentially and currently contains over 96 million entries corresponding to 170 gigabases of sequence from over 280.000 organisms. New sequences are submitted at a rate of more than one sequence every two seconds and the database receives millions of accesses every day.
Today, half an hour at the computer can suggest a function for a new gene – a task that might previously have occupied a researcher for a year. In future, connections to diverse data from new high-throughput methods will help create an information space crucial to interdisciplinary systems biology.
Credits: European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)