GenBank® is the National Institutes of Health (NIH) genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. GenBank is part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration, which comprises the DNA DataBank of Japan (DDBJ), the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA), and GenBank at NCBI. Founded in 1982, GenBank continues to grow at an exponential rate, doubling every 18 months. With over 271 million sequence records, GenBank provides access to the most up-to-date and wide-ranging DNA sequence information, and is an invaluable source of non-patent literature prior art. Many GenBank DNA sequence records are also annotated with coding region proteins. GenBank protein data are available and fully searchable via the SequenceBase Research Portal.
GenBank is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Genetic Sequence Data Bank. An ftp readme file and release notes from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provide detailed information about the content and coverage of the database. To learn more about NCBI’s Policies, please visit NCBI Data Usage Policies and Disclaimers page.
BLAST® version 2.3.0. See also, Altschul, Stephen F., Thomas L. Madden, Alejandro A. Schaffer, Jinghui Zhang, Zheng Zhang, Webb Miller, and David J. Lipman (1997), "Gapped BLAST and PSI-BLAST: a new generation of protein database search programs." Nucleic Acids Res. 25:3389-3402. BLAST is a registered trademark of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).