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Coffee Break

Tutorials for NCBI Tools

Editors: Laura Dean and Johanna McEntyre.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
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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.

Each vignette also highlights the NCBI tools and resources used in the research process. These tools include PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, and MapViewer.

Coffee Break articles should be fun and informative reading for molecular biologists, clinicians, and students, and may serve as teaching aids for college and graduate students.