NLM Holiday Sing-a-Long

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays and here at NLM, we’re singing a few of our traditional favorites with a twist. We hope you’ll sing along. Happy Holidays! N-L-M to tune of “Jingle Bells” Dashing through the stacks,Retrieving as we go.We scan and cart and prep to bindWhile shouting “Ho, ho, ho!”…

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…

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…