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NCBI Workshop Series Recordings
Posted On: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 17:04 by Emily Mazure
In May 2015, Duke participated in a 2-day NCBI Discovery Workshop, hosted at the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library and Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, presented by Peter Cooper from NCBI. These sessions were streamed live and recorded. More about these sessions and access to the recordings are below.
This session covers using Gene as a key access point to explore: Genomic transcript and protein sequences; Genomic context; Functional information; Biological pathways; Homologs in other species; Expression data;...MORE
NCBI's Taxonomy Database - Over 300,000 Species with Formal Scientific Names!
Posted On: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:30 by Emily Mazure
NCBI’s Taxonomy Database has now surpassed 300,000 individual records of species with formal scientific names. The majority of these represent eukaryotic organisms. While worldwide estimates of prokaryotic and viral species number in the millions or tens of millions, very few have been formally described, isolated, or are able to be cultured. However, the Taxonomy database contains listings for nearly all of the prokaryotes and viruses that have been described.
The Taxonomy Database, created in 1991, is a standard nomenclature and classification repository that includes organism...
Posted On: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 11:52 by Emily Mazure
NCBI Sequence Viewer 2.27 Release
NCBI recently announced a new release of their Sequence Viewer tool. Sequence Viewer is the graphical display you see when in a Nucleotide or Protein record. The new release offers new features and improved help documentation. To learn more about NCBI Sequence viewer check out the Help page or NCBI How-To Videos.
NCBI: Beyond PubMed
Posted On: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 17:06 by Emily Mazure
We are often promoting and explaining how to use PubMed. However, PubMed is only one of MANY resources freely available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Recently, I attended training at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, on how to use and how to teach others how to use NCBI tools and databases.
Resources covered in the training included BLAST, a tool that examines a piece of DNA or a protein and finds similar ones in the system; Gene, NCBI’s repository for gene-specific information; Cn3D,...MORE