NLM Milestones: The Hits Just Keep on Coming

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). While that’s a major milestone, there was a lot to celebrate in 2010 as well. So we decided to take a look back at a banner year. The Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) vocabulary marked its 50th anniversary. PubMed Central® and ClinicalTrials.gov each…

Marill Named Technical Services Division Chief

Jennifer L. Marill has been appointed Chief of the Technical Services Division (TSD) in Library Operations (LO). She manages the staff responsible for selecting, acquiring, processing and cataloging print and digital items for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) collection. TSD also coordinates all journal licensing activities, implements policies related to collection development, and has responsibility…

NCBI Develops Database of Genomic Structural Variations

The National Center for Biotechnology Information has developed a new tool to help scientists understand how differences in DNA sequences contribute to human health and disease. The Database of Genomic Structural Variation, or dbVar, will help track large-scale variations in DNA sequences discovered in healthy individuals as well as people with conditions such as autism and…