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LitCovid

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

SARS-CoV-2 genomes

Download viral genome and protein sequences, annotation and a data report

BLAST

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

Literature

PubMed

PubMed® comprises more than 33 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Literature databases

Bookshelf

Books and reports

MeSH

Ontology used for PubMed indexing

NLM Catalog

Books, journals and more in the NLM Collections

PubMed

Scientific and medical abstracts/citations

PubMed Central

Full-text journal articles

News

Research news

The New York Times YESTERDAY

Cancer Without Chemotherapy: ‘A Totally Different World’

A growing number of cancer patients, especially those with breast and lung cancers, are being spared the dreaded treatment in favor of other options.

WIRED SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

The Complex Truth About ‘Junk DNA’

Genomes hold immense quantities of noncoding DNA. Some of it is essential for life, some seems useless, and some has its own agenda.

More news

Recent blog posts

NIH Director's Blog TODAY

The Latest on COVID-19 Boosters

More than 180 million Americans, including more than 80 percent of people over age 65, are fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for COVID-19. There’s no question that full vaccination is the best way to protect yourself against this devastating virus and reduce your chances of developing severe or long-lasting illness if you do get sick. But, to stay ahead of this terrible virus, important questions do remain. A big one right now is: How soon will booster shots be needed and for whom?

NCBI Insights YESTERDAY

NCBI Presentations at Biodiversity Genomics 2021 Highlight Growing Support for Comparative Genomics

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has several speakers at the upcoming Biodiversity Genomics Conference from September 27 to October 1, 2021. Valerie Schneider, head of NCBI’s SeqPlus Program and Deputy Director for Sequence Offerings, will present a poster discussing how NCBI’s new comparative genome research focus will enable researchers to explore all eukaryotic … Continue reading NCBI Presentations at Biodiversity Genomics 2021 Highlight Growing Support for Comparative Genomics

NCBI Insights SEPT. 24, 2021

New NCBI Virtual Workshop Series

We are excited to announce our new NCBI Virtual Workshop Series! This workshop series aims to engage and educate people who use NCBI resources for their biological/biomedical research, science education, and clinical application efforts. Our interactive, hands-on workshops are taught by experienced NCBI Education Faculty. The NCBI Education Team, which consists of researchers, educators, computer … Continue reading New NCBI Virtual Workshop Series

Data

Genes

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

Gene

Collected information about gene loci

GEO DataSets

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 Family Models

Models representing homologous proteins with a common function

Structure

Experimentally-determined biomolecular structures

BLAST

A tool to find regions of similarity between biological sequences

blastn

Search nucleotide sequence databases

blastp

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

Genomes

Genome sequence assemblies, large-scale functional genomics data, and source biological samples

Assembly

Genome assembly information

BioCollections

Museum, herbaria, and other biorepository collections

BioProject

Biological projects providing data to NCBI

BioSample

Descriptions of biological source materials

Genome

Genome sequencing projects by organism

Nucleotide

DNA and RNA sequences

SRA

High-throughput sequence reads

Taxonomy

Taxonomic classification and nomenclature

Clinical

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

ClinicalTrials.gov

Privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world

ClinVar

Human variations of clinical significance

dbGaP

Genotype/phenotype interaction studies

dbSNP

Short genetic variations

dbVar

Genome structural variation studies

GTR

Genetic testing registry

MedGen

Medical genetics literature and links

OMIM

Online mendelian inheritance in man

PubChem

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

BioAssays

Bioactivity screening studies

Compounds

Chemical information with structures, information and links

Pathways

Molecular pathways with links to genes, proteins and chemicals

Substances

Deposited substance and chemical information