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A non-profit plasmid repository dedicated to helping scientists around the world share high-quality plasmids.

Addgene’s mission is to accelerate research and discovery by improving access to useful research materials and information. We facilitate the sharing of high-quality scientific materials, research reproducibility, and open science by archiving and distributing DNA-based research reagents and associated data to scientists worldwide. Our repository contains over 65,000 plasmids, including special collections on CRISPR, fluorescent proteins, and ready-to-use viral preparations. There is no cost for scientists to deposit plasmids, which saves time and money associated with shipping plasmids themselves. All plasmids are fully sequenced for validation and sequencing data is openly available. We handle the appropriate Material Transfer Agreements (MTA) with institutions, facilitating open exchange and offering intellectual property and liability protection for depositing scientists. Furthermore, we curate free educational resources for the scientific community including a blog, eBooks, video protocols, and detailed molecular biology resources.


  • Resource Type: Resource, catalog, data or information resource, database
  • Keywords: plasmid, molecular biology, sequence alignment, repository
  • Resource ID: SCR_002037
  • Proper Citation: (Addgene, RRID:SCR_002037)
  • Parent Organization:
  • Related Condition:
  • Funding Agency: Fees collected from plasmid sales support operation of the repository
  • Relation: related to: zfishbook, GenomeCompiler, Phoenix, Integrated Manually Extracted Annotation, used by: NIF Data Federation, NIDDK Information Network, SGC, ZCre, uses: GenomeCompiler, listed by: One Mind Biospecimen Bank Listing, DataCite, re3data.org
  • Reference: DOI:10.1093/nar/gku893
  • Website Status: Last checked up
  • Alternate IDs: nif-0000-11872
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  • v_uuid: 4f399b21-e6eb-5b07-85df-73a0663210ec
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AddGene: Plasmids

Addgene is a repository of published plasmids for use in research.