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UCSF ChimeraX is developed by the UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics, supported in part by the National Institutes of Health. The NIH tracks publications that make use of our Resource and its software, and hence we appreciate your cooperation in citing ChimeraX as described below. Thank you!

Publications (scientific papers, posters, films, videos, exhibits, and artwork) with images or results from ChimeraX should

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ChimeraX is the work of many individuals: ... and numerous collaborators, to whom we are grateful for thoughtful suggestions and time spent evaluating features.

Other Software

ChimeraX incorporates many publicly available software packages.