A Central Repository for Published Plasmids

  title={A Central Repository for Published Plasmids},
  author={Melina Fan and Judy Tsai and Benjie Chen and Kenneth Ka-Ho Fan and Joshua LaBaer},
  pages={1877 - 1877}
To study the function of a segment of DNA, researchers typically insert it into a DNA-based vector called a plasmid. Plasmids can then be used in a variety of experimental systems. Circulation of plasmids among the academic community is essential for scientific progress but is hindered because of inefficiencies in the current distribution process. When a plasmid appears in an academic publication, it is considered to be public domain and should be made available to the scientific community… 

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