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Support for Genome Workbench will end on March 31 2024. You may still use the application, but supporting documentation will not be available after this date. Read more.

Feature comparison between Sequin and Genome Workbench

New NCBI Genome Workbench Genome Submission Wizard

  • Can import both ASN.1 and FASTA files to create a submission
  • Can import both GFF3 and 5-column feature table annotation files
  • Can save and restore work at any time
  • Import and export templates at any time
  • Easily move between different steps
  • Validation and tools for fixing errors are built into the Wizard
  • Flat File is displayed and updated as changes are made

Text View: NCBI Genome Workbench vs NCBI Sequin

Feature Genome Workbench Sequin
Select and Copy Text YES Yes (*1)
Text View is docked or undocked and placed on a second monitor YES No
Search controls are immediately visible and simple to use YES No (*2)
UNDO support YES No
Can create submissions with sequences from different biological samples No (*3) YES
Convert feature types YES No
Reverse Complement Sequences by Sequence ID YES No
Trim Terminal Ns YES No
Expand gap features of known length to Include Flanking Ns YES No
Add Linkage Evidence to All Assembly Gap features YES No
Add Assembly Gaps features to Sequence YES No
Remove Gap Features YES No
Adjust Feature spans for Gaps YES No

*1 – Sequin: User must choose between Doc mode (where they can double-click on items to edit them) and Text mode (where they can select and copy text). Switching modes causes the scroll position to be lost.

*2 – Sequin: Search controls are hidden in a menu and have confusing names, requiring the user to know what kind of data they want to search for

*3 – Genome Workbench is currently only intended for use with genome submissions. Other submissions should be directed towards BankIt.

Current Version is 3.8.2 (released December 12, 2022)

Release Notes





General use Manuals

NCBI GenBank Submissions Manuals

Other Resources

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Last updated: 2019-07-03T16:28:07Z