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PubMed Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!

PubMed was first released two decades ago in January 1996 as an experimental database under the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) retrieval system. The word “experimental” was dropped from the website in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed. See an outline of the…

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Zika Genome Sequences Available from NCBI

And now Zika. Dengue, Ebola, West Nile, MERS coronavirus, and influenza viruses each have their own resource for virus data retrieval at NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Data scientists at NCBI are working 24/7 to make information about Zika as accessible and searchable as possible—as quickly as possible. They know that making bioinformatics…