Welcome to the Registry of Standard Biological Parts.
The Registry is a continuously growing collection of genetic parts that can be mixed and matched to build synthetic biology devices and systems. Founded in 2003 at MIT, the Registry is part of the Synthetic Biology community's efforts to make biology easier to engineer. It provides a resource of available genetic parts to iGEM teams and academic labs. You can register a new lab here.
The Registry is based on the principle of "get some, give some". Registry users benefit from using the parts and information available from the Registry in designing their engineered biological systems. In exchange, the expectation is that Registry users will, in turn, contribute back information and data on existing parts and new parts that they make to grow and improve this community resource.
|You'll notice some significant changes to the Registry recently. In particular, the Registry catalog of parts has been entirely redesigned to allow for easier browsing of the available parts and devices. You can now browse parts and devices by type, by function, by chassis and by standard. You'll also notice that the documentation and help pages for each class of parts have been greatly enhanced.
The Registry of Standard Biological Parts is *always* a work in progress. Please browse the new catalog and let us know what you think, or feel free to edit and improve the pages further.
- May 2012: The Help pages have been revamped! Let us know what you think: hq (at) igem.org.
- December 9, 2010: A new 1000 part search can show you parts within the 1000 part range of a given part name.
- May 20, 2010: Detailed information about parts is now available in XML format.
- June 22, 2009: You can now link to part pages directly from the iGEM wiki by typing the following
- June 11, 2009: We are considering changing the license terms of the Registry so that we can share our information with other databases. Go here to read the proposal or add your comments.
- June 2, 2009: Most of the hard information about a part is now presented in the header and footer of the part's Main Page. In particular, the functional parameters and the categories for a part are presented in the footer. All of this information may be edited using the Edit button near the footer.
- May 30, 2009: For the convenience of software developers, the sequences and basic information about every part is available in FASTA format. Learn more here.
- February 19, 2009: The Registry parts catalog has been revamped! Please check it out and let us know what you think.
- June 2, 2008: We are considering releasing the Registry's DNA Repository and Library system to the Registry labs and IGEM teams. This is the system we use to keep track of parts in our freezer boxes and plates. Please check it out and let us know what you think. - June 2, 2008
- June 2, 2008: A bug that kept Internet Explorer users from seeing the Part menu on Part pages has been fixed. Now, if you go to a part, you will see menu choices for hard information and physical location.
- May 26, 2008: The sequence and features for all parts are available through DAS, the Distributed Annotation System. Learn more here.
- The BioBricks Foundation
- BioBrick Assembly Kit and online step-by-step assembly manual.