The Genetic Information Research Institute (GIRI), founded in 1994 by Dr. Jerzy Jurka, is a private, nonprofit institution devoted to the study and characterization of repetitive or mobile DNA elements in eukaryotic species. The Institute maintains and develops Repbase, also known as Repbase Update, a database of representative repetitive sequences from eukaryotic species. Repbase is being used worldwide as the reference standard for annotating the presence of repetitive DNA in genomic data. GIRI publishes Repbase Reports, a monthly e-journal that reports newly identified repetitive DNA elements, which are subsequently stored and shared in Repbase. GIRI also provides computational tools (Censor and RepbaseSubmitter) and online services for screening and submission of the repeats.
September 9, 2018|
➤ Repbase Switching to Nonprofit Subscription Model
Soon, GIRI will be relying exclusively on the support of the scientific community in securing consistent, steady growth of Repbase. In the coming months, we will be transitioning to a subscription model, and count on you to help us achieve necessary funding. Since 1992, Repbase relied in part on the funding from governmental grants; however, this option is no longer available. Read More
August 28, 2018|
Repbase Update Volume 23, Issue 8
August 27, 2018|
Repbase Reports Volume 18, Issue 8
(ISSN# 1534-830X; Registration required)
January 28, 2018|
2017 Year in Review. From 2017 onward, a short annual report will be presented at the beginning of each year.
June 19, 2017|
The Jerzy Jurka Memorial Symposium
This year’s FASEB Mobile DNA in Mammalian Genomes conference features The Jerzy Jurka Memorial Symposium: Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics, chaired by Prof. Mark Batzer of LSU. The memorial symposium will communicate both science and reflections on Dr. Jurka’s life and career.
June 7, 2017|
Help us shape the future of Repbase by participating in a survey
May 27, 2017|
As you may have noticed already, we redesigned our website. One of the improvements for this upgrade was adding in Downloads the "Repeatmasked genomes". Currently, we offer repeat maps and repeat-masked genomes for human(hg38) and mouse(mm10). Other genomes will follow once data is mature and stable. To meet specific needs of the users, for each species we provide the results both from RepeatMasker and Censor. You can download the files here.
January 30, 2017|
Repbase Update - RepeatMasker Edition
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