celebrating 15 years of Genetics Home Reference

Genetics Home Reference turns 15!

We’re celebrating a decade and a half of bringing quality, understandable information about human genetics to patients, their families, and the public. The Genetics Home Reference website was first launched on April 25, 2003, at NLM’s Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications. The creation of Genetics Home Reference coincided with the completion of the Human…

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Wondering Wednesdays: Drug Information Portal

We at NLM in Focus do our best to inform you about the people, products, and programs of the world’s largest medical library. However, there are always more questions to answer and realms to explore. We are pleased to present this new, occasional feature, in which we answer questions we think might be on your…

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Happy First Birthday, NICHSR ONESearch!

NICHSR ONESearch is now one. For the past year, NICHSR OneSearch has helped people get answers to questions concerning health policy, health care costs, ongoing research, socioeconomic issues in health, disparities and inequalities, and more. NICHSR ONESearch helps you search for ongoing projects, grey literature, datasets, indices, reliable websites, meetings, training, grant opportunities, and more.…

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A Zebrafish Can’t Change Its Stripes

But NCBI can—and did—produce an updated zebrafish (Danio rerio) genome annotation. The annotation used NCBI’s Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline and the new and improved zebrafish genome assembly (GRCz11). In releasing the genome annotation, the National Center for Biotechnology Information is making it possible for researchers and scientists all over the world to download more genetic…

MedlinePlus celebrates its 1,000th health topic

MedlinePlus.gov Reaches 1,000th Topic Milestone!

With the addition of “eye health” and “tonsillitis,” NIH’s website for patients, families, and consumers now covers 1,000 topics. Created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus.gov provides reliable, up-to-date health information on conditions, symptoms, diseases, and medications. Each health topic page provides a description of a condition or issue and directs users…