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The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

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NCBI Announcements

  • RefSeq release 67 available on FTP

    Sep 11, 2014

    The full RefSeq release 67 is now available on the FTP site with over 61 million records describing 45,166,402 proteins, 8,163,775 RNAs, and sequences from 41,913 different NCBI TaxIDs.

  • Identical Protein Report Display option added to Protein database

    Sep 9, 2014

    A new display option has been added to the Protein database - the "Identical Protein Report". When viewing an individual record, this display allows you to access a list of all other identical proteins including those submitted as translations to GenBank, as well as RefSeq, UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot, PIR, PDB, and patented protein records.

  • Milestone: NCBI annotates 150th eukaryotic genome

    Aug 28, 2014

    NCBI has now completed the genome annotation for 150 different organisms. The 150th organism is the Upper Galilee mountains blind mole rat (Nannospalax galili), a rodent of particular interest because of its resistance to cancer.

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