A non-profit plasmid repository dedicated to helping scientists around the world share high-quality plasmids. The repository archives plasmids generated by scientists, conducts quality control, annotates the associated data and makes the plasmids and their data available to the scientific community. Plasmid associated data undergoes ongoing curation by members of the scientific community and by Addgene scientists.

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Joanne Kamens

I am the Executive Director of Addgene. Note that Addgene is more than a database--Addgene is a repository. We receive, curate, and distribute plasmids made in labs around the world. The we distributed these 40,000 unique items to 78 countries (>100,000 distributions a year). Our website has plasmid data and rich molecular biology resources.

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  • (Kamens, 2015) The Addgene repository: an international nonprofit plasmid and data resource. Nucleic acids research.
    PMID: 25392412
  • (Kamens, 2014) Addgene: making materials sharing "science as usual". PLoS biology.
    PMID: 25387006
  • (Herscovitch et al., 2012) Addgene provides an open forum for plasmid sharing. Nature biotechnology.
    PMID: 22491276

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