Towards Genome Authentication: The ATCC Genome Portal

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The need for well-characterized quality genomics data is crucial for life science research. Laboratories often leverage publicly available data as a cornerstone for their experimental design. While such databases have grown exponentially via contributions from the scientific community, data provenance is often lacking and authenticity of the underlying materials is not assured. ATCC has developed the ATCC Genome Portal and ongoing Enhanced Authentication Initiative to address this problem, producing genomics data that can be traced back to the source material. Since the source material is taken straight from ATCC’s repository, it has been authenticated and subjected to minimal passaging.

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John Bagnoli, BS

Senior Manager, Bioinformatics, ATCC

John Bagnoli is a Senior Manager for Bioinformatics in the Sequencing and Bioinformatics Center (SBC) at ATCC. Prior to joining ATCC, he held positions at QIAGEN and MRIGlobal where he gained extensive experience in robotics, laboratory automation, oligonucleotide manufacturing, and bioinformatics. Mr. Bagnoli has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Pharmacology from the University at Buffalo.

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Reference-quality sequences

Through the ATCC Genome Portal, you can easily search, access, and analyze hundreds of reference-quality genome sequences. Our optimized methodology is designed to achieve complete, circularized (when biologically appropriate), and contiguous genomic elements by using short-read (viruses) and hybrid (bacteria and fungi) assembly techniques. We then took our workflow one step further by accompanying each stage of the process with rigorous quality control analyses that ensure our data are the highest quality possible. Only the data that passes all quality control criteria are published to the ATCC Genome Portal. Visit the portal today to find the high-quality data you need for your research.

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