January 26, 2021

New Online Database from NIH: Genetic Testing Registry, Video Tutorials Available

From Science Magazine: [NIH recently] unveiled a new database that lists thousands of tests voluntarily submitted by companies and non-profit labs. Genetic tests now exist for some 2500 diseases, from cystic fibrosis to APOE, which raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. NIH created the Genetic Testing Registry for physicians, patients, and researchers after experts suggested […]

New Document from NIH: Public Access Policy Implications

Direct to Document (2 pages; PDF) Sections Include: What is At Stake Under the Public Access Policy Support from the Publishers No Harm to Publishers in Evident PubMed Central (PMC) Key Facts About PMC See Also: Training/Communications from NI Public Access Policy Web Site See Also: Alliance For Taxpayer Access

National Library of Medicine Launches New YouTube Channel

From a NLM Announcement: The NLM YouTube channel will post a variety of videos on topics from database training, NLM exhibitions (like an overview of the new Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness), Public Service Announcements, lectures and more. Interested parties can subscribe to be notified whenever new content is posted on […]

Open Access: "3rd Anniversary of the NIH Public Access Policy: Call for Stories"

From SPARC and the Alliance for Taxpayer Access: It’s hard to believe, but April 7, 2011 will mark the 3rd Anniversary of the implementation of the policy opening up access to articles reporting on the results of NIH-funded research. The policy has shown tremendous signs of success. PubMed Central now contains more than 2 million […]