Kristen Browne

Bridging the Gap: Focus on Kristen Browne

Oh sure, she drew pictures of Ninja turtles when she was growing up, but art was never Kristen Browne’s thing. Biochemistry was. As a biochemist, she ran a lab, did research, and published papers. But one day, the Vancouver native and University of British Columbia graduate was online and came across a graduate program in…

Montage comprised of headshots of two women and two men, mixed with samples of their medical and anatomical arts

Artists in the Basement

Meet NLM’s artists in the basement. They defy expectations. The artist you’ll meet tomorrow hasn’t picked up a pencil since she started working at NLM. On Wednesday, you’ll hear about an artist who gave up a career that most people wouldn’t walk away from. Thursday’s artist never would have considered a career in medical arts…

An African-American woman researcher looks into a microscope

NLM Conference Examines How to Leverage Best Practices for Clinical Research

The National Library of Medicine organized a two-day conference last month to highlight best practices for enhancing reproducibility of scientific research through increased rigor and transparency in reporting. “Consequential Clinical Research: Accelerating Continuous Improvement” included 14 sessions covering such topics as enhancing the quality of clinical research studies, achieving trustworthy results, increasing transparency, and delivering…

A zebrafish (danio rerio)

A Zebrafish Can’t Change Its Stripes

But NCBI can—and did—produce an updated zebrafish (Danio rerio) genome annotation. The annotation used NCBI’s Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline and the new and improved zebrafish genome assembly (GRCz11). In releasing the genome annotation, the National Center for Biotechnology Information is making it possible for researchers and scientists all over the world to download more genetic…