April 4, 2022

The world standard crab-eating macaque genome sequence database is open

ASHBi PI/Professor Yasuhiro Murakawa and his research group have succeeded in refining the genome sequence and RefSeq database by acquiring new highly accurate sequencing data on crab-eating macaques, which are important for evaluating the safety and efficacy of nucleic acid drugs, and data on RNA transcription start point by CAGE method. As a result, the genome sequence was recognized by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) as the world’s highest quality data set and selected as the standard sequence for genetic research. This data, together with the latest information on human, common marmoset, rat, and mouse genomes and genes, is now available in the D3G (Database for Drug Development based on Genome and RNA), a genomics database for drug discovery, and GGGenome, a high-speed nucleotide sequence search service operated by the Life Science Integrated Database Center.