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NCBI Announcements

  • GenBank release 205.0 is now available via FTP

    Dec 16, 2014

    Release 205.0 (12/12/2014) has 179,295,769 non-WGS, non-CON records containing 184,938,063,614 base pairs of sequence data. In addition, there are 848,977,922,022 WGS records containing 200,301,550 base pairs of sequence data.

  • Bald eagle and other bird genome sequence and annotation data publicly available at NCBI

    Dec 11, 2014

    A series of press releases yesterday, including one by Science Publishing, announced the first findings of the Avian Phylogenomics Consortium, who analyzed genome sequence and annotation data for 48 bird genomes representing all of the bird taxonomic orders. All of the sequenced genomes, along with any annotation provided by the submitter, are available in NCBI resources including Assembly, Nucleotide, Protein, the Sequence Read Archive (SRA), and BLAST, or from species-specific GenBank genomes FTP directories. RNA-Seq data for some of the bird species can be found in SRA.

  • Citation Exporter Feature Now Available in PubMed Central

    Dec 9, 2014

    PubMed Central (PMC) has added a citation exporter, which makes it easy to retrieve styled citations that you can copy and paste into your manuscripts or download in a format compatible with your bibliographic reference manager software.

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