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The Scientist January 17, 2020
Chemosensory Cells in the Nose Play a Role in Allergic Reactions
In mice, a group of nasal epithelial cells called brush cells release pro-inflammatory signals in response to allergens.
The New York Times January 17, 2020
At the Bottom of the Sea, They Wait to Feast on Alligators
Usually the large reptiles feed on other creatures. But scientists found a surprise at the bottom of the Gulf of ...
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BLAST is a tool for comparing an amino acid or nucleotide sequence to an entire sequence library, identifying regions of high sequence similarity.
NCBI Minute: Using organism (taxonomic) information with standalone BLAST
Limiting a BLAST search to particular organism or taxonomic group is important for making BLAST searches efficient. This also produces results that are easier to ...
Genome Data Viewer: Analyzing Remote BAM Alignment Files and Other Tips
This video shows you how to upload remote BAM files, and succinctly demonstrates handy viewer settings, such as Pileup display options, and highlights the very ...
NCBI Minute: Running the NCBI PGAP on Your Own Data
You can now download (https://github.com/ncbi/pgap) NCBI's Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline (PGAP), originally developed at NCBI for RefSeq annotations, and run it on your own machine, ...
NCBI Minute: Human Population Genetic Data at NCBI
Population variation frequency information can help assess the potential impact of human genetic variants. This webinar introduces you to the population variation datasets at NCBI ...