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Coffee BreakJoe Segen2016-12-25T09:33:24+00:00
Definition An information resource at the NCBI–National Center for Biotechnology Information which combines reports on recent biomedical discoveries with use of NCBI tools, resulting in interactive tutorials that tell biological stories.
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/tutorial highlights NCBI tools–e.g., PubMed, PubMed Central, Entrez Gene, and MapViewer and resources used in the research process.
Coffee Break articles are meant to be fun and informative reading for molecular biologists, clinicians, and students, and serve as teaching aids for college and graduate students.