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Posted by John Cottrell (January 14, 2016)

Disruption ahead for NCBI databases

NCBI has announced that it will drop ‘gi number’ unique identifiers on June 15, 2016. Details are given in section 1.4 of the GenBank release notes. This will create difficulties for users of many bioinformatic tools, not just Mascot. Particularly in the context of major projects, where analyses are performed over an extended time period and results consolidated by protein [...]

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