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NCBI Announcements

  • Virus Variation Resource pages for Ebolavirus, MERS coronoavirus give quick and easy access to related sequences and other data

    Sep 19, 2014

    NCBI has created resource pages for Ebolavirus and MERS coronavirus, giving users an easy way to find all sequences related to these pathogens. These pages aggregate links to virus data at NCBI and also provide important links out to other information at the CDC, WHO, and HealthMap.

  • Simplified FASTA headers included on new NCBI Genomes FTP site

    Sep 17, 2014

    Last month, a major revision of the NCBI Genomes FTP site was announced. In response to user feedback, a new format for FASTA headers of genome, protein and transcript records has been implemented. This new format is limited to records in the /all/, /refseq/, and /genbank/ directories on the new Genomes FTP site and does not affect the Nucleotide database web FASTA displays.

  • RefSeq release 67 available on FTP

    Sep 11, 2014

    The full RefSeq release 67 is now available on the FTP site with over 61 million records describing 45,166,402 proteins, 8,163,775 RNAs, and sequences from 41,913 different NCBI TaxIDs.

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