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Quick Q&A with NCBI’s Evolutionary Genomics Research Group

The Evolutionary Genomics Research Group strives to understand the evolution of life. No more and no less. In this Quick Q&A with scientists who work in NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), we’re pleased to introduce members of the Evolutionary Genomics Research Group. This team of researchers focuses on the following areas: Empirical comparative…

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Who Am I? Twelve Notable Women in Medical History

It’s Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we’re profiling 12 women who were pioneers in the field of health and medicine—with a twist. We’re writing about them in first person as if they had access to today’s news. How many can you identify? 1. The Founder I was a mother of two daughters. But when it…

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Focus on NLM Scientists: Dr. Kira Makarova Makes Her Mark

Kira Makarova, PhD, could have easily coasted through college and her career. But she didn’t. She took advantage of opportunities and overcame setbacks along the way. As a staff scientist at NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Makarova is making her mark in the scientific world by supporting computational biologists all over the globe.…

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Betsy Humphreys: Presidential Rank Awardee

Washington Post columnist Joe Davidson calls the Presidential Rank Awards “serious business.” So it seems especially appropriate for NLM to congratulate one of its most serious and respected leaders of the past century, Betsy Humphreys, who was recently recognized as a Presidential Rank Awardee at the Distinguished Level. Humphreys, who retired as deputy director of…

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Quick Q&A with the Bioinformatics in Medical Genetics Group

In our series of Quick Q&As with scientists who work in the NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), we’re pleased to introduce the three members of the Bioinformatics in Medical Genetics Group. The leader of the group, Alejandro Schäffer, shares a memorable lesson. Mike Gertz tells how his family influenced his career. And Eric…