Vol 7. Issue 7 / March 5, 2007

In Brief

Library Tip: New NCBI Databases
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has announced two new freely available databases, the Influenza Virus Resource and the database of Genotype and Phenotype (dbGaP).

The Influenza Virus Resource allows researchers to align segments of sequences from different strains of influenza or use cluster analysis to build phylogenetic tree diagrams. Links to recent influenza-related journal articles listed in PubMed and influenza sequence updates in GenBank are included.

The database of Genotype and Phenotype (dbGaP) was developed to archive and distribute the results of  GWA (genome wide association) studies that have investigated the interaction of genotype and phenotype. Related literature links and molecular data in other NCBI databases are available.

The NCBI, a division of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Heath, has a wealth of freely available resources such as PubMed, protein databases, Blast, 3-D structure analysis and statistical tools. Go to NCBI's main webpage for a look at all of NCBI's resources and tools.

For more information and training, contact Angela Murrell, outreach and instruction librarian at the Kresge Library, x4-8705, helplib@scripps.edu 


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