Autosuggest comes to Gene, Nucleotide and other databases

If you’ve been searching in Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, Genome or Assembly databases, you’ve probably noticed the new search experience we introduced in September to interpret several common language searches and offer improved results. We’re excited to announce we’ve added as-you-type … Continue reading

November 14 Webinar: Variant Interpretation using NCBI Resources

Next Wednesday, November 14, 2018, NCBI staff will show you how to use NCBI’s genome browsers and other resources to interpret variants. The graphical displays of Genome Data Viewer (GDV) and Variation Viewer offer an interactive experience that allows you … Continue reading

Matched Annotation by NCBI and EMBL-EBI (MANE): a new joint venture to define a set of representative transcripts for human protein-coding genes

The RefSeq project at the NCBI and the Ensembl/GENCODE project at EMBL-EBI have provided independent high-quality human reference gene datasets to biologists since the sequencing of the human genome. Now we’re joining together on an exciting new project we’re calling … Continue reading

Improved Search Now Available Across NCBI Databases

Earlier this year, we announced the release of a new and improved search feature that interprets plain language to give better results for common searches. This feature, originally developed in NCBI Labs and later released on the NCBI All Databases search, is … Continue reading

Hey Professors! Get your free personal assistant — an NCBI Account!

Professors, we know you’re busy ­­— really, really busy.  You have to develop and teach your courses and labs, coordinate and run your journal clubs and seminars, direct your lab’s research efforts, write grants and publications, counsel and mentor your … Continue reading

Genes – way weirder than you thought

orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771 Pretty much everyone, at least in societies with access to public education or exposure to media in its various forms, has been introduced to the idea of the gene, but “exposure does not equate

CCDS release 22 for human is public in Gene

The Consensus Coding Sequence (CCDS) update that compares NCBI’s Homo sapiens annotation release 109 to Ensembl’s release 92 is now reflected in Gene. This update adds 894 new CCDS IDs, and adds 154 Genes into the human CCDS set. CCDS … Continue reading

Human annotation release 109 for GRCh38.p12 is available in RefSeq

You can now download human annotation release 109 on FTP or explore it in the Genome Data Viewer, in the Gene database, and with BLAST. Highlights in release 109: A total of 20,203 protein-coding genes and 17,871 non-coding genes were … Continue reading

Bioinformatics paper uses NCBI open data to analyze drug response

A study (PMID: 28158543) published in the July 2017 issue of Bioinformatics collects, classifies and analyzes single nucleotide variants (SNVs) that may affect response to currently approved drugs. They identified 2,640 SNVs of interest, most of which occur rarely in populations (minor … Continue reading

Expression teasers and indexing added to Gene

Last February, we added gene expression data to Gene. Now, you can access these data in a few new ways. Expression pattern “teasers” in Summary We’ve added a brief sentence describing the expression pattern to the Summary section. This teaser … Continue reading