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The Scripps Genome Center maintains local copies of the most commonly used bioinformatics databases, as well as a selection of complete genomes. The databases include BLAST, BLOCKS, Pfam, PRINTS, PROSITE and Swiss-Prot. The complete genomes include Amphioxus, Ciona intestinalis, Flavobacterium BBFL7, Microscilla marina and Ostreococcus.

Maintaining local copies of the databases allows the Scripps Genome Center to provide its users with private data. The databases, some of which contain draft genomes, can be used by researchers for many months before the public data is released. The security and privacy of the data allow the researchers to conduct experiments without exposing their proprietary information. Additionally, researchers can perform BLAST searches against draft sequence contigs, traces, ESTs and annotated predicted proteins.

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