The mission of the National Center for Biotechnology Information - NCBI - is to develop new information technologies toaid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease. Its mandate includesfour major tasks:
* Create automated systems for storing and analyzing knowledge about molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics;
* Perform research into advanced methods of computer-based information processing for analyzing the structure and function of biologically important molecules;
* Facilitate the use of databases and software by biotechnology researchers and medical personnel; and
* Coordinate efforts to gather biotechnology information worldwide.
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