Online Education Kit: 1982: GenBank Database Formed

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
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1982: GenBank Database Formed

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GenBank, NIH's publicly accessible genetic sequence database, was formed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Scientists submit DNA sequence data from a wide range of organisms to GenBank; researchers routinely retrieve and analyze the data in the archive.

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