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IgBLAST 1.17 is now available with improved identification of productive V gene sequences

A new release of IgBLAST (1.17), the popular package for classifying and analyzing immunoglobulin and T cell receptor sequences, is now available on the web and from the FTP site. The updated package is better at identifying productive V gene sequences. We added a new field , “V frame shift”, to the IgBLAST output to …

NCBI Insights OCT. 29, 2020

New feature in the dbGap submission portal: Automated study metadata

dbGaP has recently released a new feature to simplify submissions and provide study accessions faster. This video provides a quick overview of the new feature.  Our new study config webform enables a study submitter to enter important study summary information including study description, inclusion/exclusion criteria, history, attribution, and associated publications online and instantly preview the study config …

NIH Director's Blog OCT. 29, 2020

NIH at 80: Sharing a Timeless Message from President Roosevelt

This Saturday, October 31, marks an important milestone in American public health: the 80th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s dedication of the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. The President’s stirring speech, delivered from the steps of NIH’s brand-new Administration Building (now called Building 1), was much more than a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It gave voice to NIH’s commitment to using the power of science “to do infinitely more” for the health of all people with “no distinctions of race, of creed, or of color.”

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NPR News TODAY

How Humans Domesticated Themselves

Duke anthropologist Brian Hare argues that humans evolved in a way that left us more cooperative and friendlier than our now extinct human cousins, like Neanderthals and Denisovans.

The New York Times YESTERDAY

Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat?

Popular YouTube channels often bombard young children with thinly veiled ads for junk food, a new study finds.

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