National Center for Biotechnology Information

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National Center for Biotechnology Information
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AbbreviationNCBI
Founded1988; 32 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), is part of the United States National Institutes of Health. It has a database where scientists can put information for other people to read and use, especially information about molecules and the way they affect and create living things.

According to its own website, NCBI's goal is to make it easier for people to invent new technology that can be used to study molecules and genes. It also sets up meetings for scientists to talk to each other, trains new scientists, develops computer-based ways of studying information, and conducts scientific research on its own.[1][2]

Beginning[change | change source]

In 1998, United States Senator Claude Pepper proposed the law that would create NCBI, and the rest of the United States Congress passed it.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Our Mission". National Institutes of Health. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  2. "About NCBI". National Institutes of Health. Retrieved December 11, 2019.