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News & Announcements

04/09/2020

A new and improved PDB-Dev website is now available. PDB-Dev is a prototype system which helps wwPDB partners to understand the requirements in archiving integrative structures.

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04/07/2020

Beginning April 15th, the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB) will end its practice of releasing map entry metadata (so-called XML header files) prior to release of the primary map and associated files.

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02/25/2020

To improve the ability to search for these structures and their complex chemistry (e.g., stereo-isomers, anomeric configurations, branched chains), wwPDB has embarked on a new remediation project.

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