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The Science of SARS-CoV-2 Testing: What Tests Are Available and What This May Mean for You

Guest post by Clem McDonald, MD, Chief Health Data Standards Officer at the National Library of Medicine COVID-19 testing equips individuals with the information they need to protect themselves and others, and arms public health professionals with data that can inform response efforts. Recently, leadership across NIH articulated why widespread testing is necessary, important, and …

NIH Director's Blog TODAY

How COVID-19 Took Hold in North America and Europe

It was nearly 10 months ago on January 15 that a traveler returned home to the Seattle area after visiting family in Wuhan, China. A few days later, he started feeling poorly and became the first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S. The rest is history.

NCBI Insights SEPT. 18, 2020

Improved chromosome searching in Genome Browsers

Are you interested in searching for a chromosomal region in a genome, but don’t know how to write the correct query?  The good news is that the NCBI Genome Data Viewer (GDV) now supports a much wider array of search options. Some examples are listed below: chr1:1,500,000-2,000,000 chr2: 1.5M – 2M chr2: 1.5M-2,540.2K 2:1,500,000-2,000,000 3: …

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The New York Times YESTERDAY

Aromatherapy in the Apiary Is What Bees Need

Honeybees were better at pollinating crops after scent training.

The New York Times YESTERDAY

Fauci Warns Coronavirus Could Disrupt Life Well Into New Year

China has been using its prospects for developing a vaccine as a diplomatic carrot. The pandemic has exacerbated the worldwide threat of hunger and malnutrition.

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NCBI Virus

The most up-to-date set of SARS‑CoV‑2 nucleotide and protein sequences

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A curated literature hub for the latest scientific information on COVID-19

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Use our new Betacoronavirus database for SARS‑CoV‑2 genome sequence analysis

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MeSH

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PubMed

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Genes

Gene sequences and annotations used as references for the study of orthologs structure, expression, and evolution

Gene

Collected information about gene loci

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Functional genomics studies

GEO Profiles

Gene expression and molecular abundance profiles

HomoloGene

Homologous genes sets for selected organisms

PopSet

Sequence sets from phylogenetic and population studies

Proteins

Protein sequences, 3-D structures, and tools for the study of functional protein domains and active sites

Conserved Domains

Conserved protein domains

Identical Protein Groups

Protein sequences grouped by identity

Protein

Protein sequences

Protein Clusters

Sequence similarity-based protein clusters

Sparcle

Functional categorization of proteins by domain architecture

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Experimentally-determined biomolecular structures

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High-throughput sequence reads

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A tool to find regions of similarity between biological sequences

blastn

Search nucleotide sequence databases

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Search protein seqeuence databases

blastx

Search protein databases using a translated nucleotide query

tblastn

Search translated nucleotide databases using a protein query

Primer-BLAST

Find primers specific to your PCR template

Genetics

Heritable DNA variations, associations with human pathologies, and clinical diagnostics and treatments

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Human variations of clinical significance

dbGaP

Genotype/phenotype interaction studies

dbSNP

Short genetic variations

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Genome structural variation studies

GTR

Genetic testing registry

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Medical genetics literature and links

OMIM

Online mendelian inheritance in man

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Repository of chemical information, molecular pathways, and tools for bioactivity screening

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