Meet NCBI’s Deanna Church, Genome Finisher

Sit down with Dr. Deanna Church, a staff scientist with NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information, and you immediately feel at ease. In her office on the fifth floor of NIH’s Natcher Building, she offers a direct gaze and a friendly handshake. She’s wearing jeans and sitting, surprisingly comfortably, on a large blue exercise ball.…

New Book Reveals NLM Hidden Treasure

“If I have a gift for anything, it’s that I love to find obscure and wonderful things,” says Michael Sappol, PhD, a curator-historian at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). He proves that talent as editor of the new book, Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, which showcases the world’s largest medical library and…

The Bard Comes to NLM

A special display at the National Library of Medicine offers an unusual perspective on the work of William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. “And there’s the humor of it” Shakespeare and the four humors explores how characters in Shakespeare’s plays were conceived of and characterized in terms of the…