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National Center for Biotechnology Information

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The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is part of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is a branch of the US National Institutes of Health.

The NCBI is located in Bethesda, Maryland and was founded in 1988. The NCBI houses genome sequencing data in GenBank and an index of biomedical research articles in PubMed and PubMed Central, as well as other information relevant to biotechnology. All these databases are available online through the Entrez search engine.

The NCBI is directed by David Lipman, one of the original authors of the BLAST sequence alignment program and a widely respected figure in Bioinformatics. He also leads an intramural research program, including groups led by Stephen Altschul (another BLAST co-author), David Landsman, and Eugene Koonin (a prolific author on comparative genomics).

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nl:National Center for Biotechnology Information ja:NCBI zh-cn:美国国家生物技术信息中心

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