04/12/2017 12:15 PM EDT
In this week of featuring rock star medical librarians, we’re delighted to wish a happy 179th birthday to the librarian who could be considered the “king of rock” in the field. On Thursday and Friday, we’ll bring you more current profiles and pictures. The largest and arguably most distinguished portrait in the NLM Reading Room…
04/12/2017 11:25 AM EDT
A new maize (Zea mays) genome annotation has been produced by the RefSeq eukaryotic genome annotation pipeline. In Annotation Release 101 a total of 47,446 genes were annotated, including 37,380 that code for proteins. This data is now available for download and can be explored in the Genome Data Viewer, with BLAST, and in the Gene database.
04/11/2017 03:34 PM EDT
In early 2018, dbSNP will no longer provide relational database table dumps on the FTP site or any general SQL support for future build releases. Instead, dbSNP FTP data will be made available as a cumulative file of RefSNP objects in JSON format. These files are now available, so users can begin migration and testing. Please see the dbSNP Alert README file for more details.