Scientists call for first time to share genome sequences of new coronaviruses

Reporters today from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing Genomics Research Institute National Genomic science data center was informed that january 26, the National Biological Information Center / National Genomic science data center by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences pathogen biology research provided by the five new 2019 coronavirus whole genome sequence. This is the first public data release on a domestic public data platform since the outbreak of the disease in December 2019.

Scientists call for first time to share genome sequences of new coronaviruses

According to Bao Yiming, director of the National Genome Science Data Center, since January 2020, more than 30 new 2019 coronavirus genome sequences have been deciphered by scientists at home and abroad, and the vast majority of the data has been submitted to the Global Influenza Sequencing Database (GISAID) system established by Germany.

Data obtained from the database system requires registration and audit, and the researcher signed in to view the data and can only download the genome sequence individually. This has resulted in the use of data generated in China that need to be exported and then imported first, and that data downloads are cumbersome and time-consuming.

On January 22, 2020, a new coronavirus information bank (https://big.big.big.ac.cn/ncov) was officially launched.

The National Bioinformation Center/National Genomic Science Data Center has been committed to building a national public platform for histological data storage and sharing, aiming to provide data depository services for genomic data for domestic and global scientists in the first place. After the outbreak of the outbreak, the new coronavirus information library went online, to maintain the virus genome data release dynamic, and continue to provide domestic and foreign researchers with convenient and efficient data retrieval and download resources.

The serial number of the genome sequences of the five new 2019 coronaviruses released this time is

GWHABKF00000000,

GWHABKG0000000,

GWHABKH00000000,

GWHABKI0000000,

GWHABKJ0000000,

The relevant item number is PRJCA002165.

The above sequence can be retrieved and downloaded in the National Bioinformation Center/National Genomic Science Data Center project library or the coronavirus sequence library without registration or application to the data submitter.

“We call on scientific research and health institutions across the country to submit the 2019 new coronavirus genome sequence to the National Biological Information Center /National Genomic Science Data Center storage and sharing in the first time to provide data support for the virus’s scientific research and prevention and control,” Bao Yiming told Zhongqing.com. “