The FLEXGene repository: Exploiting the fruits of the genome projects by creating a needed resource to face the challenges of the post-genomic era

Leonardo Brizuela, Aaron Richardson, Gerald Marsischky, Joshua Labaer

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Thanks to the results of the multiple completed and ongoing genome sequencing projects and to the newly available recombination-based cloning techniques, it is now possible to build gene repositories with no precedent in their composition, formatting, and potential. This new type of gene repository is necessary to address the challenges imposed by the post-genomic era, i.e., experimentation on a genome-wide scale. We are building the FLEXGene (Full Length EXpression-ready) repository. This unique resource will contain clones representing the complete ORFeome of different organisms, including Homo sapiens as well as several pathogens and model organisms. It will consist of a comprehensive, characterized (sequence-verified), and arrayed gene repository. This resource will allow full exploitation of the genomic information by enabling genome-wide scale experimentation at the level of functional/phenotypic assays as well as at the level of protein expression, purification, and analysis. Here we describe the rationale and construction of this resource and focus on the data obtained from the Saccharomyces cerevisiae project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-324
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Medical Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2002



  • FLEXGene repository
  • Proteomics
  • Recombination cloning
  • Yeast genome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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