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WormBase 2017: molting into a new stage

Lee, Raymond Y. N. and Arnaboldi, Valerio and Chan, Juancarlos and Chen, Wen J. and Grove, Christian and Kishore, Ranjana and Müller, Hans-Michael and Nakamura, Cecilia and Raciti, Daniela and Schindelman, Gary and Tuli, Mary Ann and Van Auken, Kimberly and Wang, Qinghua and Yook, Karen and Sternberg, Paul W. (2018) WormBase 2017: molting into a new stage. Nucleic Acids Research, 46 (D1). D869-D874. ISSN 0305-1048. PMCID PMC5753391.

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WormBase ( is an important knowledge resource for biomedical researchers worldwide. To accommodate the ever increasing amount and complexity of research data, WormBase continues to advance its practices on data acquisition, curation and retrieval to most effectively deliver comprehensive knowledge about Caenorhabditis elegans, and genomic information about other nematodes and parasitic flatworms. Recent notable enhancements include user-directed submission of data, such as micropublication; genomic data curation and presentation, including additional genomes and JBrowse, respectively; new query tools, such as SimpleMine, Gene Enrichment Analysis; new data displays, such as the Person Lineage browser and the Summary of Ontology-based Annotations. Anticipating more rapid data growth ahead, WormBase continues the process of migrating to a cutting-edge database technology to achieve better stability, scalability, reproducibility and a faster response time. To better serve the broader research community, WormBase, with five other Model Organism Databases and The Gene Ontology project, have begun to collaborate formally as the Alliance of Genome Resources.

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Additional Information:© 2017 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Received September 29, 2017; Revised October 10, 2017; Editorial Decision October 11, 2017; Accepted October 11, 2017. Published: 24 October 2017. Funding: US National Human Genome Research Institute [U41-HG002223]; UK Medical Research Council [MR/L001220]; UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council [BB/K020080]. Funding for open access charge: US National Human Genome Research Institute [U41-HG002223]. Conflict of interest statement. None declared.
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Official Citation:Raymond Y N Lee, Kevin L Howe, Todd W Harris, Valerio Arnaboldi, Scott Cain, Juancarlos Chan, Wen J Chen, Paul Davis, Sibyl Gao, Christian Grove, Ranjana Kishore, Hans-Michael Muller, Cecilia Nakamura, Paulo Nuin, Michael Paulini, Daniela Raciti, Faye Rodgers, Matt Russell, Gary Schindelman, Mary Ann Tuli, Kimberly Van Auken, Qinghua Wang, Gary Williams, Adam Wright, Karen Yook, Matthew Berriman, Paul Kersey, Tim Schedl, Lincoln Stein, Paul W Sternberg; WormBase 2017: molting into a new stage, Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 46, Issue D1, 4 January 2018, Pages D869–D874,
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