Nat Goodman peruses the protein sequence databases and finds there are no easy answers


If you’ve ever set out to navigate the jumble of protein sequence databases, surely you can empathize with our poor comic strip character Dataslave. There’s GenPept, TrEMBL, DAD. RefSeq, SWISS-PROT, PIR-PSD. Nr, SPTR, PIR-NREF. And these are just the general-purpose ones.

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