November 28 NCBI Minute: Getting the Most from Track Hubs in NCBI’s Genome Data Viewer (GDV)

This webinar is intended for both new and experienced Track Hubs users. Join us November 28, 2018 at noon EST for an NCBI Minute explaining what GDV’s Track Hubs are and how they can help you in your research. Register … Continue reading

July 11 NCBI Minute: Five Teaching Examples with NCBI APIs

Next Wednesday, July 11, 2018, NCBI staff will show you a set of simple exercises that use EDirect to explore aspects of a human gene. You can easily incorporate these examples into your undergraduate biology courses. Date and time: Wed, … Continue reading

March 7 NCBI Minute: Textbooks for free on the NCBI Bookshelf

The next NCBI Minute highlights some of the highly used classic textbooks available (for free!) on the NCBI Bookshelf, points out some new ones that have been recently added, introduces why several publishers and authors find this a valuable resource … Continue reading

January 10 NCBI Minute: QuickBLASTP — a program for rapidly finding high-scoring protein matches in large databases

In the next NCBI Minute on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, NCBI staff will demonstrate the new QuickBLASTP service that can search large databases at least 10X faster than traditional protein-protein BLAST (blastp). You will learn about the strategy QuickBLASTP uses … Continue reading

December 6th NCBI Minute: Keeping Current and Getting Help with NCBI Resources

In the next NCBI Minute on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, NCBI staff will show you the most important ways to get notified of updates and changes at NCBI and  the most efficient ways to find help with using NCBI resources … Continue reading

Five new videos on YouTube: APIs, PubMed, RefSeq & more

Several videos are up on the NCBI YouTube, including recordings of recent NCBI Minute webinars. NCBI Minute: The NCBI Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) This NCBI Minute introduces the diverse group of APIs available to access NCBI database information and tools. … Continue reading

October 11 NCBI Minute: Introducing the New RefSeq Functional Elements Project

On October 11, 2017, NCBI will present a webinar on RefSeq Functional Elements. This NCBI Minute will introduce you to this project and its scope, describe how functional elements are curated and displayed, demonstrate how to access the data, and … 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

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