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Storing DNA

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To store DNA, you need unusual storage containers. Organisms such as bacteria and viruses were the Human Genome Project's unconventional libraries and duplicating systems. "DNA libraries" give researchers a way to store and access genes of interest. These libraries consist of large numbers of DNA vectors each containing a different DNA fragment. Different vectors are used for DNA fragments of different sizes.
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human genome project,dna libraries,dna fragment,dna fragments,storage containers,unconventional libraries,project library,vectors,large numbers,genes,organisms,bacteria,viruses
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