April 20, 2018
This week, we noticed a sharp decline in service requests from Russia, to near zero. Unfortunately, our server is one of the 221 hosts in the 184.108.40.206/11 network block, which is one of the Class B networks blocked by the Russian Communication supervisory body. The list of blocked networks changes frequently, and currently covers more than 20 million internet addresses.
NamesforLife strives to support the scientific community, and we do not intentionally deny service to legitimate users of our resources in any country. That said, we do not intend to change our IP Address, network or cloud host to accomodate censorship. Such a change could result in up to 24 hours of service outages for our users in other countries.
We will continue to monitor this issue, and will update this notice if any additional information becomes available.
We look forward to continuing our support of the life sciences community in Russia after the bans are ended.
November 22, 2017
The October release of the NamesforLife taxonomy contains an updated 16S rRNA data set that includes 14,726 sequences of validly published species and subspecies of Bacteria and Archaea, including new species, new combinations and corrections to nomenclature arising primarily from the placement of a small number of species/subspecies in enumerated unnamed intermediate taxa. Also, 6,773 genome assemblies have been linked to 5,740 of the type strains.
September 13, 2017
As you may have noticed, we have re-designed our web site. We will be making a few minor changes here and there over the next month or so as we refresh our content. Our services have been merged into a single platform, so please update your bookmarks if needed and feel free to contact us if you have any trouble finding things.
June 1, 2015
There is a known compatibility issue with the N4L::Guide Firefox Add-on that affects the bookmarks toolbar and other features in Firefox 38.0. We are working to address this issue and will deploy a fix as soon as possible.