When importing sequences directly into Benchling from databases like NCBI, Benchling will maintain genomic coordinates. For sequence files that are uploaded, all sequence indexing will begin at 1.
To update a DNA sequence's index:
- When viewing a DNA sequence, click on the "i" info button on the bottom right-hand bar
- Change the "Start Index" to the desired start coordinate
- Click "Update Information"
The genomic coordinates will update accordingly.