The public can learn how to use this free DNA/strains/seeds repository.
JBEI’s Inventory of Composable Elements (ICE) is a cloud-based open-source repository for plasmid DNA, microbial strains, and Arabidopsis seeds with physical sample tracking capabilities. It includes features such as DNA sequence editing and annotation, auto-aligning sequencing trace files against reference templates, SBOL XML/RDF support, and web-of-registries functionality. An ICE tutorial by Nathan Hillson, JBEI’s Director of Synthetic Biology Informatics is now available online. Read more on the JBEI website.