Chinese Academy of Sciences: Sharing 5 New Coronavirus Genome Sequences with the U.S.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced in an official website on the 7th that the National Biological Information Center (CNCB)/National Genomic Science Storigo Data Center (NGDC) the first batch of 5 new 2019 coronavirus genome sequences were independently included to achieve synchronization and sharing of The U.S. NCBI nucleic acid database GenBank data.

Chinese Academy of Sciences: Sharing 5 New Coronavirus Genome Sequences with the U.S.

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The National Biological Information Center (CNCB)/National Genomic Science Data Center (NGDC) was the first of five new 2019 coronavirus genome sequences to be synchronized and shared with GenBank data in the NCBI nucleic acid database in the United States.

Since the launch of the 2019 Coronavirus Information Library (2019nCoVR) established by CNCB/NGDC, 87 non-redundant genome sequence series information of 82 viruses produced worldwide has been combined and integrated, and is currently the largest database containing the 2019 new coronavirus genome. With the support of the Computer Network Information Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this information library provides data services to more than 30,000 visitors from 106 countries and regions around the world, and sequence files have been downloaded more than 300,000 times.

In order to further expand the application range of the 2019-nCoV genome sequence, CNCB/NGDC and the International Bioinformatics Database have established a data synchronization sharing mechanism, the first batch of 5 autonomously included 5 2019-nCoV whole genome sequences (sequence number GWKK000000000-GWHABKJ) has been released in BINC (sequence number MTT00000003, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/MT019529,MT019530,MT019531 MT019532, MT019533). Through the sharing mechanism, domestic researchers only need to submit data once, the data can be published at the same time cNBC/NGDC and NCBI.

CNCB/NGDC will continue to promote data sharing, providing convenient and fast data support for researchers to carry out in-depth research on new coronaviruses and epidemic prevention and control.