scPopCorn Gets to the Kernel of Single-Cell Experiments: NLM–Made Algorithm Helps NIH Researchers

Researchers at the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information have created a new algorithm called scPopCorn (single-cell subpopulations comparison) to capture the differences among populations of cells from single-cell experiments. The algorithm, developed by my team is available at GitHub and is described in an article in Cell Systems (Y. Wang, J. Honka, and T.M. Przytycka, Cell…

NLM Inspires the Next Generation of Scientists and Researchers

Determination, inspiration, curiosity, and the importance of mentors were just a few of the themes of the sixth annual Science Day at NIH. Science Day at NIH is a partnership between NLM, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Friends of the National Library of Medicine,…

Women-Led Codeathon. . .A First for NLM

It was an idea whose time had come. NLM is well known and respected for hosting and sponsoring codeathons that bring together researchers and coders from diverse technical backgrounds together to create tools that solve relevant problems for the biomedical community in a collaborative—not competitive—way. But now NLM can also be known for bringing gender…

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Checking in on GenBank

When high schoolers in New York City were curious whether the sushi in their local market contained the kind of fish that was advertised, GenBank held the clues. When historians wanted to identify the sequence of the lethal pandemic 1918 influenza virus that killed millions worldwide, they found the answer through GenBank. When physicians were…