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National Center for Biotechnology Information
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease. This web site features searchable databases, research news, tutorials, educational resources, reference lists and glossaries.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Abstract / Summary
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Tools:
    • Software
  • Biology
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Most of the information available from this site is within the public domain. Public domain information on the NCBI Web pages may be freely downloaded and reproduced. However, it is requested that in any subsequent use of this work, NCBI be given appropriate acknowledgement. This site also contains some material, such as abstracts, full text of journal articles and books, and the OMIM database, which is copyright protected. For such material, the submitting authors or other copyright holders retain rights for reproduction or redistribution. All persons reproducing or redistributing this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by the copyright holder. Such protected material, however, may be used under the terms of 'fair use' as defined in the copyright laws which generally permit use for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, research, criticism, and news reporting.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-302
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Center for Biotechnology Information