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A list of the major DNA and amino acid databases.

An entire list of Biological Databases for further reference or discovery see here: Wikipedia - List of biological databases. Also, this page features a good database overview.

Here you find a list of all major DNA, protein and Biobrick Databases.

parts.igem.orgBioBricksIs the central Parts library funded by the fundation and originated from the MITOpen Source, non-commercial

OpenWetWare is an effort to promote the sharing of information, know-how, and wisdom among researchers and groups who are working in biology & biological engineering. It contains labnotes, material descriptions etc.

Open Source

BioBricksInternational Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology (BIOFAB) was founded in December 2009 as the world's first biological design-build facility. BioFab projects will be designed to produce broadly useful collections of standard biological parts that can be made freely available to both academic and commercial users, while also enabling the rapid design and prototyping of genetic constructs needed to support specific needs of partner efforts such as SynBERC Testbeds. Open Source
biobricks.orgBioBricks20 Parts issued under the The BioBrick™ Public Agreement (BPA), which is a free-to-use legal tool that allows individuals, companies, and institutions to make their standardized biological parts free for others to use.Open Source, Special Licence
acs-registry.jbei.orgBioBricksBioBricks specialized for BioFuels, around 200 open-source sequences are disclosed.Open-source, non-commercial
Literature databaseLiteratureLiterature database that relates to DNA2.0 Research?
NCBI/GenBankDNA / Bio Security

GenBank ® is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences (Nucleic Acids Research, 2013 Jan;41(D1):D36-42).  GenBank is part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration , which comprises the DNA DataBank of Japan (DDBJ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and GenBank at NCBI. These three organizations exchange data on a daily basis.



The EBI Search engine, also known as EB-eye, is a scalable text search engine that provides easy and uniform access to the biological data resources hosted at the EMBL-EBI.

The data resources represented in the EBI Search engine include: nucleotide and protein sequences at both the genomic and proteomic levels, structures ranging from chemicals to macro-molecular complexes, gene-expression experiments, binary level molecular interactions as well as reaction maps and pathway models, functional classifications, biological ontologies, and comprehensive literature libraries covering the biomedical sciences and related intellectual property.

DDBJBio Security  
Envision / EncoreDNA SearchPresentation on Encore and Envision 
BiocatalogueWeb ServicesProviding a curated catalogue of life science Web services 
SWISS-ProtAnnotated Protein database

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