November 13 NCBI Minute: Resources for next-gen sequence analysis

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12 PM, NCBI staff will present a webinar on NCBI resources for next-gen sequence analysis.  You will learn about key  resources that support multiple aspects of next-gen sequence analyses, including quality control, alignment, data … Continue reading

November 13 NCBI Minute: Resources for next-gen sequence analysis

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12 PM, NCBI staff will present a webinar on NCBI resources for next-gen sequence analysis.  You will learn about key  resources that support multiple aspects of next-gen sequence analyses, including quality control, alignment, data … Continue reading

Bachelor’s Degree Movers

As industries change and interests shift, some bachelor's degrees grow more popular while others become less so. Read More

Presentation on NCBI’s genome browser at Rocky Mountain Genomics Hackcon

On June 18, 2019, NCBI’s Sanjida Rangwala will demonstrate the rich data visualization capabilities of NCBI’s genome browser at a conference that is part of the Rocky Mountain Genomics Hackcon.  As mentioned in a previous post, NCBI staff will also participate in an NCBI-style Hackathon  as part of the larger event.  The genome browser presentation and … … Continue reading

NCBI to help with Rocky Mountain Genomics HackCon, June 17 – 21, 2019

The NCBI will participate in a one-day conference on June 18, 2019 and a hackathon, June 19-21, 2019 as a part of Rocky Mountain Genomics Hackcon 2019 at the BioFrontiers Institute in Boulder Colorado. The conference will feature technical speakers in precision medicine, metagenomics, and advanced RNA-Seq analysis, as well as an exhibitor and poster … … Continue reading

Cost of College

We know that more education usually equals more income, but as the cost of education continues to rise, the challenge to earn a college degree also increases. Read More

Women-led Biodata Science Hackathon May 8-10, 2019

NCBI is excited to host our first Women-led Hackathon, a collaborative biodata science event organized by women on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland! NIH has a strong interest in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce, and women in particular are underrepresented in … Continue reading

Games researcher retracts one paper, corrects three others, for plagiarism

A researcher, formerly of Bath Spa University in the UK, who studies how computer games are designed, has retracted a paper and corrected three others after she said she became aware that they all contained plagiarism. The common author of the four papers, Dana Ruggiero, focuses on praxis in design for persuasive technology, multimedia installations, … Continue reading Games researcher retracts one paper, corrects three others, for plagiarism

Education disparities

There are many racial disparities in education. ProPublica shows estimates for the gaps:

Based on civil rights data released by the U.S. Department of Education, ProPublica has built an interactive database to examine racial disparities in educational opportunities and school discipline. Look up more than 96,000 individual public and charter schools and 17,000 districts to see how they compare with their counterparts.

Using white students as the baseline, compare opportunity, discipline, segregation, and achievement for black and Hispanic students.

Be sure to click through to a school district or state of interest to see more detailed breakdowns of the measures.

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October 10 Webinar: Using NCBI Medical Genetics Resources: MedGen, ClinVar, GTR

Next Wednesday, October 10, 2018,  NCBI staff will show you how to use the NCBI resources MedGen, ClinVar, and GTR to locate records for a specified list of symptoms or clinical features, explore specific disease-causing variants, see the review status … Continue reading