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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…

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Focus of the Week: NLM Indexers

Some say they’re the ultimate slicers and dicers because they cut through so much copy so you can find what you need. Others believe indexers are the ultimate timesavers, because they cull through millions of bits of information so you don’t have to. Some people call them unsung heroes because their behind-the-scenes work makes possible…

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Quick Q&A with NCBI’s Gene Regulation Group

We were curious. What is going on in Ivan Ovcharenko’s group in NCBI’s Computational Biology Branch? On the sixth floor of NLM’s Lister Hill Center, Dr. Ivan Ovcharenko and his team are deciphering what he calls the “second language” of the human genome. He explains, “The primary language of genomes—which represents the genetic code of…

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Quick Q&A with Text Mining Research Group

We ask. They tell. From what motivates them to who inspires them to what the heck they’d be doing if they weren’t here, this team of 12 scientists shares a bit about themselves in today’s “Quick Q&A” feature. Led by Dr. Zhiyong Lu at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), this team does text-mining…