Greetings GenBank Users,
Close-of-data for the upcoming GenBank Release 218.0 occurred
Monday February 13, at approximately 1:30am EST.
The subsequently generated GenBank Incremental Update files
nc0213.aso, nc0213.flat, etc. contain data through the close.
Note: Release processing often does not begin until sometime during
business hours on the close date. As a result, a number of sequence
records processed *after* 1:30am are likely to be present in the
GenBank 218.0 release files, even though they are "post-close" .
Similarly, the first GenBank Incremental Update generated after
the close date is likely to contain those same records, even though
they are 'unchanged' (compared to their appearance in the release
We hope to make the release files available by early evening on
Thursday February 16th.
Our apologies for the lack of advance notice about the close date.