GenBank release 164.0 is available here via FTP from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. It contains data as of Feb. 12. The new release contains 85,759,586,764 base pairs and 82,853,685 entries. Uncompressed, the 164.0 release flat files require about 321 GB for sequence files only. The ASN.1 data require approximately 295 GB.
 

 

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