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

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

September 2017: NCBI to present EDirect workshop at NLM

On September 18, 2017, NCBI staff will offer a workshop on EDirect, NCBI’s suite of programs for easy command line access to literature and biomolecular records. To join the workshop, please register. NOTE: This is an in-person workshop at the … Continue reading

August 23 NCBI Minute: Using the Run Selector to Find Relevant Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Datasets

Do you have trouble searching the NCBI webpage for relevant datasets? Wish you could filter the search results more precisely? You can with SRA Run Selector. In this NCBI Minute, you’ll learn how to filter the SRA database using the … Continue reading

NCBI Replacing Obsolete NCBI Genomes (chromosome) and Removing Human ALU repeat elements (alu_repeats) BLAST databases

NCBI will discontinue both the NCBI Genomes (chromosome) and the Human ALU repeat elements (alu_repeats) BLAST databases in October 2017. Better alternatives to NCBI Genomes (chromosome) The existing NCBI Genomes (chromosome) database does not offer complete and non-redundant coverage of … Continue reading