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Editions for 2021

Issue 88 - January 2021
PDB50; 2020 statistics; Biocurator Explores SARS-CoV-2 in VR. Education Corner describes the 2020 ACA Transactions Symposium on Structural Science: New Ways to Teach the Next Generation

Issue 89 - April 2021
PDB50 anniversary celebrations; CellPAINT image contest; new search tools; and more. Education Corner Explores the Structure-Function Relationship with Digital and Physical 3D Models of Proteins.

Issue 90 - July 2021
PDB50 celebrations; consistent PDB data format; sequence redundancy statistics; and more. Education Corner on Expanding Online Educational Resources at the CCDC.

Issue 91 - October 2021
PDB50; Opioids and Pain Signaling Video; Explore Ligand Quality; User Survey; and more; Education Corner on The SARS-CoV-2 Virion: Magnifying the Miniscule with Models of Digital, Plastic, and Paper.

Editions for 2020

Issue 84 - January 2020
20 years of molecular stories; 2019 statistics; GPCR paper model; and more. Education Corner by Bonnie Hall (Grand View University) describes using the Protein Data Bank in the College Classroom.

Issue 85 - April 2020
Enabling Structural Exploration of COVID-19; Beta test new features; Curated files for 3D printing; and more. Education Corner: Embedding Biomolecular Modeling in Elementary and Middle School Curriculum by Daniel Fried (Saint Peter’s University).

Issue 85 - July 2020
RCSB PDB in the Time of COVID-19; improving carbohydrates; retiring Legacy Web Services; and more. The Education Corner by Suzanne Duce (University of Dundee, Scotland) describes A Secondary School Bioinformatics Workbook for Visualizing DNA, RNA and Proteins.

Issue 86 - October 2020
New publications; updated validation reports; exploring sequence-structure relationships; from Boot Camp to Poster Prize; and more. The Education Corner describes Using PDB Structures to Visualize Science by medical illustrator Veronica Falconieri Hays.

Editions for 2019

Issue 80 - January 2019
This issue reviews 2018 milestones and publications, improved support for XFEL/SFX structures, new PDB-101 resources for exploring Molecular Evolution and Antimicrobial Resistance, and more. The Education Corner describes how the BioMolViz Group is Creating Accessible Tools for Molecular Visualization Instruction.

Issue 81 - April 2019
PDB Reaches a Milestone 150,000 Structures; Superbugs! How Bacteria Evolve Resistance to Antibiotics; and a Molecule of the Month User Survey. The Education Corner Explores the Molecules of Biological Warfare in Virtual Reality.

Issue 82 - July 2019
Impact of PDB Structures on US FDA Drug Approvals; OneDep Improvements: Ligand Validation Images and Electron Density Maps; and Award-Winning Videos on Antibiotic Resistance. The Education Corner describes Creating Scientific Explanations in Stained Glass.

Issue 83 - October 2019
High school students release a PDB structure; PDB versioning; Structure Quality Metrics; Illustrating PDB Structures in the Molecule of the Month style; and more. The Education Corner highlights outreach initiatives are making structural biology fun and accessible for broad audiences while highlighting specific experimental techniques. Articles include Deep Learning, Citizen Science & Puppies _by Michele Darrow (Diamond Light Source) and _XFEL Crystal Blaster: an educational game by Fiacre Kabayiza and Bill Bauer (BioXFEL).

Editions for 2018

Issue 76 - January 2018
This issue reviews 2017 milestones and publications, improved text searching, and implementation of versioning for PDB data files. In the Education Corner, RCSB PDB summer interns describe their journey to ABRCMS.

Issue 77 - April 2018
Impact of the PDB archive, new and updated Validation Reports, new RCSB.org features, and more. The Education Corner looks at Creating sculptural models of proteins in a high-school engineering class.

Issue 78 - July 2018
Summer meetings and events, OneDep improvements for data replacement, download and display of electron density maps, and more. The Education Corner follows a journey From Structural Biology to Science Policy.

Issue 79 - October 2018
PDB Benefits Global Health, Science, Economy; Explore Distance, Angle, and Dihedral Measurements; Meet PDB in VR with Nanome; and more. The Education Corner (Structural Biology Pipeline Meets the High School Classroom) tells two stories: Hypothesis-Based Structural Biology and Determination and Refinement of a Crystal Structure.

Editions for 2017

Issue 72 - January 2017
Read about 2016 milestones and a review of recently-added website tools and features. The Education Corner describes a cyber-linked summer program training the next generation of computational structural biologists by Rebecca F. Alford & Jeffrey J. Gray (Johns Hopkins University).

Issue 73 - April 2017
NSF and Popular Science announcing Zika Virus painting as 'Vizzies' Winner, data management, and more. In the Education Corner, Merry Wang (Autodesk Research) presents 'Learning in Virtual Reality: Revolutionizing education with Autodesk's Molecule Viewer'

Issue 74 - July 2017
This issue celebrates Helen Berman's ACA award, describes upcoming changes to the FTP archive, and shows how to access structural variations using PDBFlex data. In the Education Corner, Molecule of the Month creator David Goodsell asks readers to Get Excited, Be Critical.

Issue 75 - October 2017
This issue introduces the 2017 User Survey; PDB-Dev, the prototype system for Integrative/Hybrid structural models, and improved text searching. The Education Corner reports on an educational symposium focused on Structural Databases as Teaching Tools.

Editions for 2016

Issue 68 - January 2016
2015 statistics and highlights, the new wwPDB Deposition Tool, RCSB PDB's 2016 protein-drug calendar, and more. The Education Corner describes Using 815,527 Crystal Structures to Teach Chemistry: The Cambridge Structural Database.

Issue 69 - April 2016
Wellcome Trust Image Awards, visualization of electron density maps for ligands, 2016 high school video challenge, and more. In the Education Corner, Jed Dannenbaum, a USC Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts gives advice on telling scientific stories with videos.

Issue 70 - July 2016
Meet our summer interns, watch the Video Challenge award winners, explore protein modifications in the PDB, and more. In the Education Corner, Krystle J. McLaughlin describes Lysozyme, Models and the PDB: Helping Undergraduates Explore Structure.

Issue 71 - October 2016
Learn about new website resources and access the new wwPDB Validation Server. In the Education Corner, Todd P. Silverstein (Willamette University) describes Myoglobin Structure and Function: A multi-week biochemistry laboratory project for undergraduates.

Editions for 2015

Issue 64 - January 2015
Read about 2014 statistics and highlights, large structures in the PDB, 15 years of the Molecule of the Month, and more. The Education Corner describes how teachers have Mentored High School Students for the RCSB PDB HIV Video Challenge.

Issue 65 - April 2015
Read about the new Molecular Machinery viewer, released just as the PDB reached 100,000 protein entries, large structures in the PDB, a paper describing the Chemical Component Dictionary, BioJava, and more. The Education Corner highlights an online resource about HIV biology.

Issue 66 - July 2015
Articles describe the RCSB PDB's leadership transition anniversary, new website features for query and visualization, and the protein modeling results at the National Science Olympiad. RCSB PDB remembers Edgar Meyer and John Wooley. The Education Corner highlights the results of our High School Video Challenge.

Issue 67 - October 2015
Articles describe new website features for visualization and analysis, an important Hybrid/Integrative Methods publication, 2015 Poster Prize roundup, and more. The Education Corner explores Learning the ABCs of Proteins.

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