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National Center for Biotechnology Information

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is part of the US National Library of Medicine, 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 and an index of biomedical research articles, as well as other information relevant to biotechnology.

The NCBI hosts many respected researchers, such as Eugene Koonin, a prolific author on comparative genomics, and Stephen Altschul, the author of the BLAST sequence database searching program.

See also: National Institutes of Health -- National Library of Medicine

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