Coffee Break is a resource at NCBI that combines reports on recent biomedical discoveries with use of NCBI tools. The result is an interactive tutorial that tells a biological story. Each report is based on a discovery reported in one or more articles from the recently published peer-reviewed literature. After a brief introduction that sets the work described into a broader context, the report focuses on how a molecular understanding can provide explanations of observed biology and lead to therapies for diseases.
The Entrez Programming Utilities (E-utilities) are a set of eight server-side programs that provide a stable interface into the Entrez query and database system at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The E-utilities use a fixed URL syntax that translates a standard set of input parameters into the values necessary for various NCBI software components to search for and retrieve the requested data. The E-utilities are therefore the structured interface to the Entrez system, which currently includes 38 databases covering a variety of biomedical data, including nucleotide and protein sequences, gene records, three-dimensional molecular structures, and the biomedical literature. Technical Documentation at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK25501/
Genetic Relationship and Fingerprinting (GRAF) is a rapid statistical method to detect duplicates and closely related samples in large genomic datasets to be used as a quality assurance tool in dbGaP data processing. For more information, see this abstract in PubMed.
Information about known interactions of HIV-1 proteins with proteins from human hosts. It provides annotated bibliographies of published reports of protein interactions, with links to the corresponding PubMed records and sequence data.
A computer algorithm that identifies similar protein 3-dimensional structures. Structure neighbors for every structure in MMDB are pre-computed and accessible via links on the MMDB Structure Summary pages.
A free, centralized voluntary registry of comprehensive genetic test information covering clinical and research tests for Mendelian disorders and drug responses including multigenic, array-based, biochemical, cytogenetic, and molecular tests.