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Focus on NCBI’s Colleen Bollin, Speaker to Biologists

Colleen Bollin is not a biologist, a mathematician, or a statistician. Her degree is in engineering. And yet she leads the technical development team for processing submissions to GenBank, the world’s largest genetic sequence data repository developed and maintained by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). How she got to NCBI started at a…

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“Ask Me About My Awesome Job at NIH”

What happens to former students involved in the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth? Sometimes, they work at the National Institutes of Health and NLM. That’s what happened to Adam Korengold and several NLM interns. On June 25, they joined about a dozen other NIH employees wearing “Ask Me About My Awesome Job at…

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NCBI Hackathons Hit 25 and Celebrate with Bacon, Disco, and More

Let us explain. You don’t have to have grown up in the ’70s to have danced disco and eaten bacon regularly, but to have developed DrugDisco or created MR BACOn, you must have participated in an NCBI hackathon. DrugDisco is a high throughput automated drug discovery pipeline and MR BACOn is otherwise known as a Mendelian Randomization…