14 new NCBI RefSeq genome annotations are available

In August, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released new annotations in RefSeq for the following organisms: Spinacia oleracea (spinach) Carica papaya (papaya) Zootermopsis nevadensis (termites) Acanthochromis polyacanthus (spiny chromis) Folsomia candida (springtails) Helianthus annuus (common sunflower) Acanthaster planci (crown-of-thorns starfish) Myzus persicae (green … Continue reading

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RefSeq release 84 available

RefSeq release 84 is now accessible online, via FTP and through NCBI’s programming utilities. This full release incorporates genomic, transcript, and protein data available, as of September 11, 2017, and contains 140,627,690 records, including 95,563,598 proteins, 20,356,598 RNAs, and sequences … Continue reading

NCBI releases newly designed dbSNP RefSNP Report – Alpha version

NCBI dbSNP is pleased to announce a newly designed Reference SNP (RefSNP, rs) Report webpage to provide enhanced performance and presentation for access to individual RefSNP records. This Alpha version of the report enables browsing of submitted and computed RefSNP … Continue reading

Essentials of Glycobiology, Third Edition & New Glycan Website Now Available at NCBI

Glycobiology—the study of the structure, biosynthesis, biology, and evolution of glycans (the sugar chains synthesized by all living cells)—is a rapidly growing field in the natural sciences, with broad relevance to many areas of basic research, biomedicine, and biotechnology. NCBI … Continue reading

Two new videos on YouTube: SRA RunSelector & NCBI Hackathons

We’ve uploaded recordings from two recent NCBI Minute webinars on the NCBI YouTube channel. The first, “Using the SRA RunSelector to Find NGS Datasets”, shows you how to filter the SRA database using metadata details from submitted datasets.   The … Continue reading

Two new videos on YouTube: SRA RunSelector & NCBI Hackathons

We’ve uploaded recordings from two recent NCBI Minute webinars on the NCBI YouTube channel. The first, “Using the SRA RunSelector to Find NGS Datasets”, shows you how to filter the SRA database using metadata details from submitted datasets.   The … Continue reading

September 6 NCBI Minute: The NCBI Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

On September 6, 2017, we will present a webinar on Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) at NCBI. Whether you’re new to APIs or are already using them, this webinar has something for you. We’ll introduce you to APIs and what they … Continue reading

GenBank release 221.0 is available via FTP, Entrez and BLAST

GenBank release 221.0 (8/13/2017) has 203,180,606 traditional records containing 240,343,378,258 base pairs of sequence data. In addition, there are 499,965,722 WGS records containing 2,242,294,609,510 base pairs of sequence data, 186,777,106 TSA records containing 167,045,663,417 base pairs of sequence data, and … Continue reading

Yellow fever mosquito, 6 other organisms in July RefSeq genome annotations

In July, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released new annotations in RefSeq for the following organisms: Papio anubis (olive baboon) Prunus avium (sweet cherry) Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito) Chenopodium quinoa (quinoa) Hevea brasiliensis (a eudicot) Manihot esculenta (cassava) Carlito syrichta (Philippine tarsier) … Continue reading

August 30 NCBI Minute: NCBI Hackathons, a framework for rapid prototyping of pipelines for bioinformatics, biomedical informatics and genomics

NCBI regularly organizes hackathons throughout the United States, where participants work in teams to apply their data science experience with public datasets. In this NCBI Minute, you will hear highlights from recent hackathons, see examples of the software created in … Continue reading