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People in the News: Jerome Jourquin, Bing Zhang, and Dexter Duncan


The National Library of Medicine has named Jerome Jourquin, Bing Zhang, and Dexter Duncan among the winners of its "Show off Your Apps" challenge intended to encourage software developers to create new tools that use NLM information.

Jourquin, Zhang, and Duncan are with the department of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and are the developers of GLAD4U (Gene List Automatically Derived for You), a free, web-based tool that automates the process of creating gene lists. GLAD4U relies on the National Center for Biotechnology Information's Entrez Programming Utilities.

GLAD4U was one of five apps recognized by the NLM under the program.

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