Archive for March, 2010

NIH Genetic Testing Registry

The National Institutes of Health announced that it is creating a new public database to store voluntarily submitted genetic test provider information, called the Genetic Testing Registry (GTR).  The database which is expected to be available in 2011 will be managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information who will tie the information into other NCBI gene resources.

Read more about this announcement in the NIH News.

Leave comments and find additional information about GTR at their website.


March 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment


Wow.  Two posts in one day!  NCBI has a new database for structural variation called dbVar, the Database of Genomic Structural Variation.  dbVar contains data from studies on large-scale genomic variation.  You can read more in the NCBI News.

You can also submit your own studies to dbVar.  You’ll find submission information here.

Additional information about dbVar, in general, can be found on their FAQ page.

March 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm Leave a comment

BLAST Webinar

Gosh, it’s been awhile, yet again. Time is just running away from me.  But the good news is that Dr. Peter Cooper from NCBI is offering yet another webinar for us on Thursday, April 8!   Yahoo!

This webinar’s topic will be on BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) and all of its recent updates.  Dr. Cooper will also touch on Primer BLAST and COBALT so be prepared to be impressed.

More information along with registration is available here.  See you there!

March 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm Leave a comment

Bioinformatics Conferences

A list of upcoming bioinformatics conferences from Conference Alerts.

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