The new pig (Sus scrofa) genome annotation produced by the NCBI eukaryotic genome annotation pipeline is now available in RefSeq. This data is now available for download and can be explored in the Genome Data Viewer, with BLAST, and in the Gene database.
Month: May 2017
NCBI will be exhibiting at the ASCO Annual Meeting 2017 from June 2-6.
Exhibit Hall Booth #3046
ASCO attendees can get navigation tips and hands-on help with GTR and ClinVar submissions, take handout materials and meet with Adriana Malheiro, MS* at Booth #3046.
Saturday, June 3 – 9AM–5PM
Sunday, June 4 – 9AM–5PM
Monday, June 5 – 9AM–5PM
*Contact us to schedule a meeting with Adriana Malheiro, MS.
NCBI’s Virus Variation resource makes it easy to find genome and protein sequences for a number of viruses – no more stumbling through multiple synonyms to find what you need. Now you can search using standardized biological criteria and intuitive pull-down menus.
Looking for an old NCBI News story? Check the NCBI News Archive on the Bookshelf. You can browse or search the archive for every News posting we’ve made – in our history!
On June 7, 2017, NCBI staff will show you how to use PubChem’s Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS) to find the most relevant chemical safety information including flammability, toxicity, exposure limits and symptoms, first aid, handling and clean up.
Date and time: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page; you can also learn about future webinars on this page.
IgBLAST 1.7.0 release
A new version of IgBLAST is now available on FTP, with the following new features:
- Specify whether overlapping nucleotides at VDJ junctions are allowed in matching V, D, and J genes.
- Set a custom J gene mismatch penalty
- Report the CDR3 start and stop positions in the sub-region table
- Use alignment length instead of percent identity as the tie-breaker for hits with identical blast scores, improving accuracy in the V, D, J gene assignment.
IgBLAST was developed at the NCBI to facilitate the analysis of immunoglobulin and T cell receptor variable domain sequences.
dbGaP (the NIH database of Genotypes and Phenotypes) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year! We are proud to support over 850 studies and 1.6 million samples.
We invite you to join us at the dbGaP 10th Anniversary Symposium to be held on June 9, 2017; 1:30-3:00 PM Wilson Hall, Building-1 on the NIH Bethesda campus. For information on Campus access and security, NIH Visitor Center, Parking, and directions to NIH, see the NIH Visitor Information page.
NCBI is discontinuing the BLink protein similarity service effective immediately. BLink provided graphical access to related proteins from protein records in the Entrez system. Because of the increasing volume of data in the protein database, BLink has become less useful as a tool for finding related sequences and is no longer maintainable.
QuickBLASTP, an accelerated version of BLASTP, adds a new pre-processing step to the non-redundant (nr) protein database. In a matter of seconds, QuickBLASTP will find approximately 97% of the database sequences with 70% or more identity to your query and around 98% of the database sequence with 80% or more identity to your query.
RefSeq release 82 is accessible online, via FTP and through NCBI’s programming utilities. This full release incorporates genomic, transcript, and protein data available as of May 8, 2017 and contains 127,098,289 records, including 84,756,971 proteins, 18,901,573 RNAs, and sequences from 69,035 organisms. The release is provided in several directories as a complete dataset and also as divided by logical groupings.