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News & Announcements

08/01/2021

Journals, PDB users, and software developers should review code and begin to prepare for the change in format of PDB IDs and inclusion of PDB DOIs in PDBx/mmCIF files

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07/26/2021

The 2021 ACA Meeting Transactions Symposium will celebrate 50 years of the PDB (July 30-31)

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07/26/2021

PI name, email, and ORCiD ID will be publicly available in PDBx/mmCIF data files starting September 24, 2021

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