In these post-genomic days, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, home of GenBank and PubMed, receives about 170,000 unique visitors per month. Barbara Rapp of NCBI’s information resources branch in Bethesda shared the center’s current stats with Genome Technology:

• Number of base pairs contained in GenBank as of October 2000: 10,335,692,655

• Number of sequences: 9,102,634

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