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From Jumping Ants to Water Buffalo

It’s never dull in the RefSeq world. Whenever we check in to see what’s new in NCBI’s Reference Sequence Database (RefSeq), we’re always surprised. In releasing genome annotations, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) makes it possible for researchers and scientists all over the world to download more genetic information than ever before about…

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…