Identification

Name

GenBank

Status

Active

Category

Data Source

Organizations
(1) National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
(2) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Update frequency

Not Applicable

Created

2014-07-08 20:56:21+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 18:45:57.755454+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

GenBankĀ® is the NIH genetic sequence database. It is an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. There are approximately 126,551,501,141 bases in 135,440,924 sequence records in the traditional GenBank divisions and 191,401,393,188 bases in 62,715,288 sequence records in the WGS division as of April 2011.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early warning
Year start

1983

URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/genbank/
URL (alternate) http://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Blast.cgi
Related system
(1) Disease BioPortal ()
(2) International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Africa
(2) Americas
(3) Asia
(4) Australia and New Zealand
(5) Europe
(6) Oceania
Geography

No

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Established Databases