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Genetic Databases

  1. Teresa K Attwood

Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005312.pub2



How to Cite

Attwood, T. K. 2007. Genetic Databases. eLS. .

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  1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2007


Internationally available databases contain the sequences of genes, together with related information concerning the proteins they encode, their functions, disease associations and so on. These repositories capture the data emerging from the worldwide genome sequencing projects, and make them freely available to the community for all aspects of modern biological and biomedical research.


  • EMBL;
  • GenBank;
  • DDBJ;
  • Swiss-Prot;
  • UniProt;
  • Internet