Many people use MyNCBI alerts to be notified when new citations of interest appear in PubMed. Did you know that you can also use these alerts with SRA, GEO, and traditional sequence databases?

Join us on March 1st for an NCBI Minute, where we’ll show you how to set up new data notifications: [ Gotowebinar.com Link ]

NCBI Minute: Setting Up Alerts for New Data Using MyNCBI

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Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) annotation release 101 is on RefSeq.

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Bottlenose dolphin annotation release 101

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Annotation Release 101 for the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is out and available for download and formatted for BLAST searches. [ Nlm.nih.gov Link ]

This annotation was based on the NIST Tur_tru v1 assembly, which has a four-fold increase in contiguity from the assembly used in the previous annotation. Over four billion RNA-Seq reads from skin and blood tissue were used for gene...
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Tursiops truncatus Annotation Report

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It’s easy to embed Sequence Viewer into your own page. This video will show you how: [ Youtu.be Link ]

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Embed the NCBI Sequence Viewer into Your Pages

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Don’t forget to sign up for Wednesday’s webinar, “Introducing the Multiple Sequence Alignment Viewer” [ Gotowebinar.com Link ]
Join @nlm_news for a 3 part series on EDirect starting February 21st: [ Goo.gl Link ]

This series of workshops will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of three 90-minute sessions, students will learn how to use EDirect commands in a Unix environment to access PubMed, design custom output...
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Classes - The Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data - National Library...

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Remember, applications for the March hackathon are due next Wednesday. Apply here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Tree Viewer 1.12 is here! See the release notes for full list of updates: [ Nlm.nih.gov Link ]

Release Notes

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Updates to the annotation of the human GRCh37.p13 and GRCh38.p10 assemblies are now available for download by anonymous FTP. These annotation updates contain features projected from the current known RefSeq transcripts and curated genomic sequences placed on either the GRCh37.p13 or GRCh38.p10 assembly.

For more information and download links, see the latest story on NCBI News: [ Go.usa.gov...
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Interim annotation updates for the human GRCh37p.13 and GRCh38.p10...

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Next Wednesday, February 22, 2017, NCBI will present a webinar on the Multiple Sequence Viewer (MSAV). In this webinar, you will learn how to display alignment data from many sources, including NCBI BLAST results, as well as precomputed multiple alignments of your own data. You will also see how to embed the viewer in your own web pages or share a link to a particular alignment...
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The SmartBLAST service has recently been updated to emphasize matches to the landmark database, which comprises the proteomes from 26 well-curated genomic assemblies. The display also now presents more information about conserved domains and details about the query. SmartBLAST quickly finds the closest relatives to a protein query and evaluates the phylogenetic relationship among the query and...
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SmartBLAST updated to provide more information, database matches

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The SmartBLAST service has recently been updated to emphasize matches to the landmark database, which comprises the proteomes from 26 well-curated genomic assemblies. The display also now presents more information about conserved domains and details about the query. You can start a SmartBLAST search from the SmartBLAST page ([ Nlm.nih.gov Link ] or the BLAST home page.
Sequence Viewer 3.19 has several new features, improvements and bug fixes to the graphical viewer, including a new aggregate track type, improved display of projected features and cleaned alignments, and a new manual for using embedded API. For a full list of changes, see the Sequence Viewer release notes [ Nlm.nih.gov Link ].
We're introducing a new set of web services for comparing & grouping variants! Read more on NCBI Insights:

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New Web Services for Comparing and Grouping Sequence Variants

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Don’t forget to sign up for the next NCBI Minute, where we’ll show you how to ID & correlate various names used for genes, proteins & chemicals [ Gotowebinar.com Link ]

NCBI Minute: Finding Gene, Protein and Chemical Names and Their Aliases...

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Are you a student, postdoc, researcher or investigator already engaged in the use of genomics data or pipelines for genomic analyses from next generation sequencing data?

Join us for a hackathon on the NIH campus: [ Goo.gl Link ]

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Application for Participation in March 2017 Genomics Hackathon at NCBI

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The new version of the Multiple Sequence Alignment Viewer (MSA Viewer) has implemented a new coloration method and improved tooltips.

A full list of new features, improvements, and bug fixes is available in the MSA Viewer release notes: [ Nlm.nih.gov Link ]

Release Notes for MSA Viewer Version 1.3 (January 23, 2017)

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Next Wednesday, February 8, NCBI will discuss the systems in the NCBI Gene and PubChem resources that identify and correlate various names used for genes, proteins and chemicals. Sign up here: [ Gotowebinar.com Link ]

NCBI Minute: Finding Gene, Protein and Chemical Names and Their Aliases...

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Don’t forget to sign up for Tuesday’s #NCBIMinute, where we’ll give a tour of the recently updated E-utilities [ Gotowebinar.com Link ]
BLAST+ 2.6.0 offers improved support for accession.version for use of accession.version as the primary identifier, as well as improved speed of blastdbcmd when dumping information from a database. BLAST+ 2.6.0 is available on FTP: ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/blast/executables/LATEST

A number of other bug fixes and improvements are also included in this release. For more information about...
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