The oldest entries in Genbank? Some fun for Labor day.

Inspired by some tweets from @ewanbirney, because I’m waiting for lunch and because it’s Labor Day I used the Entrez tool to find the oldest entries (using the publication date field) in Genbank.

For proteins there’s a single hit in 1979

Internet Entrez Browser

For NA there’s 12 hits from 1982:

Internet Entrez Browser

Nothing useful here and it’s probably not even correct so I promise the next article will be useful!

Enjoy Labor Day!

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