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NCBI Announcements

  • General Research Use collection streamlines access to patient-level data in dbGaP

    Jul 29, 2014

    In response to many requests from dbGaP users to simplify and streamline the data access request process while respecting patient consent, dbGaP staff have identified “General Research Use” individuals from different studies and created a collection that allows users to access data on these individuals through a single access request.

  • NCBI/CDC/FDA/USDA collaboration using whole genome sequencing (WGS) to improve food safety is honored with an HHSinnovates award

    Jul 22, 2014

    A collaborative project between NCBI and several other Federal and state partners to reduce the time and improve the accuracy of detecting foodborne pathogens by using whole genome sequencing (WGS) techniques received an HHSinnovates award on July 21.

  • Major revision of the NCBI genomes FTP site this summer

    Jul 18, 2014

    Within the next two weeks, NCBI will make a major revision to the genomes FTP site. This redesign will expand available content and facilitate data access through an organized, predictable directory hierarchy. The updated site will also provide greater support for downloading assembled genome sequences and/or corresponding annotation data. To give those with automated tools time to update, we plan to maintain the older content and structure of the preexisting /genomes/ FTP site in parallel with the new structure for six months.

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