in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology
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.
draft of Human Genome complete!
White House ceremony held on June 26, 2000, the
International Human Genome Project consortium and
Celera Genomics jointly announced the completion of
a first draft sequence of the human genome.
NCBI sequence database, GenBank, the search and
retrieval system, Entrez, and the sequence alignment
tool, BLAST, were singled out as key resources for
deciphering the human genome [Scientific American,