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In BioNumbers we aim to enable you to find in one minute any useful molecular biology number that can be important for your research. BioNumbers currently attracts
>3000 visitors a month
from over 50 countries.
To cite BioNumbers
please refer to: Milo et al. Nucl. Acids Res. (2010) 38 (suppl 1): D750-D753. When using a specific entry from the database it is highly recommended that you also specify the BioNumbers 6 digit ID, e.g. "BNID 100986, Milo et al 2010".
The BioNumbers database
started in 2007
by Ron Milo, Paul Jorgensen and Mike Springer while sharing a bay at the
Systems Biology department in Harvard
. It was inspired by a table comparing values of key properties in bacteria, yeast and a mammalian cell line in Uri Alon’s book –
Introduction to systems biology
and by the
BioNumbers is coordinated and developed at the
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. The current database format was designed and implemented by Griffin Weber at Harvard. The full version was programmed and is being developed by
Prometheus Inspiring Technology
. The BioNumbers logo was designed by Ricardo Vidal.
It is our hope that the database will
facilitate quantitative analysis
and reasoning in a field of research where numbers tend to be “soft” and difficult to vouch for. Financial as well as moral support for the effort is being given by the Systems biology department in Harvard and by the Weizmann Institute.