New BLAST results to become the default view August 1, 2019


We have been offering the new BLAST results page (Figure 1) for you to try out since April and have been collecting your comments and feedback.   Thank you all for your input on this new results display.  Over 90% of your comments have been positive.   We have made several changes to the page that address issues or problems that you have pointed out and are also working on adding several additional features that you have suggested in future releases.

At this time, 96% of you who have tried the new page have kept it as your default results page.  We are planning to make the new page the default for everyone on August 1, 2019. We will still provide access to the old results for some time to allow people who have workflows or teaching materials to adjust to the new display.

Blast_resultsFigure 1. The New BLAST Results with filters directly on the page and a more concise tabbed output that includes the taxonomy report. 

Please view our video introduction to the new results to see highlights of the improved display. As always, we will continue to incorporate your feedback into the design and features on the new page, so please test it out and let us know what you think.

2 thoughts on “New BLAST results to become the default view August 1, 2019

  1. Pingback: New BLAST results for specialized searches now available for testing | NCBI Insights

  2. I certainly hope you keep the “old” BLASTP results available for some time. I have been using BLAST since the mid-1990’s and still compare this with FASTA and with many protein comparisons. I can understand the output of the old system. I have not yet performed enough searches in the new system to understand and gather all of the information that used to be readily apparent.

    It is like I lost a check on our allergen database results. I manage the AllergenOnline.org database at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. http://www.allergenonline.org

    It is not easily apparent how I access the old format data. Can you please make that clear?

    Regards,
    Rick

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