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NCBI Datasets BETA

NCBI Datasets is a new resource that lets you easily gather data from across NCBI databases. Find and download gene, transcript, protein and genome sequences, annotation and metadata.

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NCBI Insights July 14, 2021

Introducing the new NCBI Datasets Genomes page

The updated NCBI Datasets Genomes page now has genome data for all domains of life, including …

NCBI Insights June 22, 2021

June 30 Webinar: Using NCBI Datasets to download sequence and annotation for genomes and genes

Join us on June 30, 2021 at 12PM eastern time to learn how to use the …

NCBI Insights April 20, 2021

New NCBI Datasets home and documentation pages provide easier access

NCBI Datasets, the new set of services for downloading genome assembly and annotation data (previous Datasets …

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Browse and download genome data using our Genome page. Genome data is also available using our command-line tool and API. Genome data includes genome, transcript and protein sequences, genome annotation and metadata.

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Create a customized Gene table to view and download gene data. Gene data is also available through our command-line tool and API. Gene data includes gene, transcript and protein sequences organized by gene.

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SARS-CoV-2 genomes


Download SARS-CoV-2 and other coronavirus genome and protein sequences on the web or through our command-line tool and API. Filter by host and release date.


SARS-CoV-2 proteins


Download specific SARS-CoV-2 protein sequences on the web or through our command-line tool and API.


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Command-line tools


Retrieve gene, genome and coronavirus data from the command-line. The Datasets and Dataformat command-line tools are available for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.

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