National Center for Biotechnology Information

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National Center for Biotechnology Information
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AbbreviationNCBI
Founded1988; 33 years ago (1988)
HeadquartersBethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Coordinates38°59′45″N 77°05′56″W / 38.9959°N 77.0989°W / 38.9959; -77.0989Coordinates: 38°59′45″N 77°05′56″W / 38.9959°N 77.0989°W / 38.9959; -77.0989
Websitewww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)[1][2] is part of the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NCBI is located in Bethesda, Maryland and was founded in 1988 through legislation sponsored by Senator Claude Pepper.

The NCBI houses a series of databases relevant to biotechnology and biomedicine and is an important resource for bioinformatics tools and services. Major databases include GenBank for DNA sequences and PubMed, a bibliographic database for biomedical literature. Other databases include the NCBI Epigenomics database. All these databases are available online through the Entrez search engine. NCBI was directed by David Lipman,[2] one of the original authors of the BLAST sequence alignment program[3] and a widely respected figure in bioinformatics. He also led an intramural research program, including groups led by Stephen Altschul (another BLAST co-author), David Landsman, Eugene Koonin, John Wilbur, Teresa Przytycka, and Zhiyong Lu. David Lipman stood down from his post in May 2017.[4]


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