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  • Universal Reference Numbers for Ig Domains Now Available in NCBI’s iCn3D Structure Viewer July 10, 2024
    The Immunoglobulin (Ig) fold is the most common protein structure unit in the human proteome and is involved in many cellular signaling pathways. NCBI along with researchers at the National Cancer Institute and California State University, Northridge have developed a universal reference numbering scheme for Ig folds, now available in the iCn3D structure view […]
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  • Quickly Find Chemical Information with PubChem July 3, 2024
    Did you know NCBI’s PubChem is the world’s largest collection of freely accessible chemical information? You can search chemicals by name, molecular formula, structure, and other identifiers, as well as find chemical and physical properties, biological activities, safety and toxicity information, patents, literature citations and more. We are constantly addi […]
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  • A Modern ClinicalTrials.gov Website June 25, 2024
    Classic website no longer available effective June 25, 2024  We appreciate all the feedback received since the launch of the modernized ClinicalTrials.gov website in June 2023, and we’ve incorporated many of your suggestions. As announced last month, the classic website has remained available to help you transition to the modernized website. Effective today, […]
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  • GenBank Release 261.0 is Available! June 20, 2024
    GenBank release 261.0 (6/18/2024) is now available on the NCBI FTP site. This release has 32.04 trillion bases and 4.51 billion records.  The current release has: 251,094,334 traditional records containing 3,387,240,663,231 base pairs of sequence data 3,380,877,515 WGS records containing 27,900,199,328.,333 base pairs of sequence data 746,753,803 bulk-orient […]
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  • Upcoming Changes to NCBI Taxonomy Classifications June 4, 2024
    NCBI is continually making improvements to our Taxonomy resource in response to new data and changes in biological nomenclature and classification. In the coming months, we will update the higher-level classification of birds (Aves), budding yeasts (Saccharomycotina), prokaryotes (Bacteria and Archaea) and Viruses. This update will also change the formal ran […]
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  • Explore Population Genetics in dbSNP with NCBI’s Allele Frequency Aggregator (ALFA) May 30, 2024
    Access to comprehensive and accurate allele frequency data is essential to understanding the impact of genetic variations on human health and disease. Allele Frequency Aggregator (ALFA) provides the Database of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (dbSNP) with allele frequency data for 200K subjects from the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP). ALFA adhe […]
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  • NCBI & NIAID Join Forces to Co-Host Virtual AMR Codeathon May 28, 2024
    Resistance is Futile: A codeathon to combat antimicrobial resistance  Do you perform antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research, or would you like to join a team to work on microbial and AMR data analysis? NCBI is joining forces with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to co-host a virtual codeathon, Resistance is Futile: A … Conti […]
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  • New Data Available! Access Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Virus Sequences at NCBI May 23, 2024
    Sequence data from the ongoing avian influenza A (H5N1) virus outbreak in cattle are now available through NLM’s NCBI resources NCBI Virus and NCBI Datasets. These data were submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Iowa State University, and St. Jude … […]
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  • Ortholog Groups Added for ~2 Million Insect Genes May 21, 2024
    Find evolutionarily related genes across insects and other arthropods on our new Ortholog webpages NCBI recently released a set of orthologs for approximately 2 million insect genes. You can now find and access the orthologous genes, transcripts, and proteins by searching a species and gene name in NCBI All Databases, NCBI Gene, or NCBI Datasets. … Continue […]
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  • International Nucleotide Database Collaboration (INSDC) Introduces Enhanced Website May 20, 2024
    Aims to broaden INSDC membership and attract diverse new members The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other Founding Members of the International Nucleotide Database Collaboration (INSDC) have enhanced its website, www.insdc.org, to provide comprehensive information on how interested parties f […]
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