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NCBI Announcements

  • Next NCBI webinar on November 5th

    Oct 23, 2014

    On November 5th, NCBI will have a webinar entitled “Exploring and Downloading Sequences and Annotations for Genomes and Metagenomes at the NCBI”. This presentation will introduce you to how NCBI processes genome-level data and produces annotation through the prokaryotic and eukaryotic genome annotation pipelines and show you how to access and download these data from the NCBI site.

  • GenBank release 204.0 is now available via FTP

    Oct 22, 2014

    Release 204.0 (10/20/2014) has 178,322,253 non-WGS, non-CON records containing 181,563,676,918 base pairs of sequence data. In addition, there are 196,049,974 WGS records containing 805,549,167,708 base pairs of sequence data.

  • dbSNP human Build 142 released

    Oct 17, 2014

    dbSNP human Build 142, based on the GRCh38 and GRCh37.p13 assemblies, is now available on the integrated NCBI Entrez system and through FTP. Build 142 provides 112 million Reference SNP (RS) clusters, including 51 million new RS created from 1000 Genomes Phase III variants as well as from other large sequencing projects. To see complete build statistics, visit the dbSNP summary page. For more information on Build 142, please see this dbSNP listserv announcement.

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