Adding Parts to the Registry
The Registry's Repository contains thousands of documented parts with available DNA samples. Last year, iGEM teams submitted samples for over 1900 parts.

Be sure to add your parts and send samples to the Registry so that they can be made available to the community!


The iGEM Registry has over 20,000 documented parts. The Catalog organizes many of these parts by part type, chassis, function, and more. Browse for parts through the Registry Catalog or use the search menu.

2016 DNA Distribution

The iGEM 2016 DNA Distribution has shipped! The 2017 Distribution will ship to registered teams before the beginning of summer. You may read through the 2016 Distribution Handbook to get an idea of what will be included in the 2017 kit.

Collections [updated!]

We've updated the Registry part collections. There are part collections for reporter proteins, plant chassis, cellulose-related parts, and more. Users can discover new parts and collections and build upon what previous iGEM teams and labs have achieved.

Registry Help

Before starting your projects, be sure to read through our help pages. If you can't find an answer to your question, contact hq (at) igem . org.


Registry recommended protocols that have been tested using the DNA Distribution Kit and BioBrick parts. See the Registry help pages for more protocols.

DNA Synthesis Offer: IDT

IDT is once again generously offering 20 kb of DNA as gBlocks® Gene Fragments free of charge to each iGEM 2017 team!

The iGEM Registry is a growing collection of genetic parts that can be mixed and matched to build synthetic biology devices and systems.

As part of the synthetic biology community's efforts to make biology easier to engineer, it provides a source of genetic parts to iGEM teams and academic labs.

You can learn more about iGEM Teams and Labs at