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5 Questions You Can Answer Using the NCBI Nucleotide Database

Class Details

The Nucleotide database from NCBI contains nucleotide sequences from humans, model organisms, and a wide variety of other organisms. The database contains original data submitted by scientists from around the world as well as NCBI-curated reference sequences.

In this webinar, you will learn about the Nucleotide database and how to use it to answer the following questions:
• How do I find a nucleotide sequence for a specific gene or specific organism?
• How do I find complete genomic sequences?
• What is the coding region of a sequence?
• What genes have been identified in a particular sequence?
• How do I extract sequence data, for use at my institution?

A basic familiarity with genetics vocabulary will be helpful in understanding this Webinar. For a review, see The New Genetics (, an educational booklet by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

Peter Cooper and Bonnie Maidak, NCBI

Link to handouts and materials:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
May 17, 2017
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
Molly Knapp, MA, AHIP, Training Development Specialist

Class Overview

This series of webinars and an asynchronous course will introduce you to different topics and NCBI tools you can use in your library to support bioinformatics education and discovery.