8.3 years ago by
As others have pointed out: despite its name, the "gene" database is not the appropriate resource for retrieving the data that you want.
If you're looking for a fasta format file to download in the NCBI FTP site, why don't you start from the top level and explore it? I just did so and I found:
ftp.ncbi.nih.gov # top level
ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/genomes # genomes - that looks useful!
ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/genomes/H_sapiens/ # even more useful
ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/genomes/H_sapiens/RNA/ # Aha!
File rna.fa.gz looks like the one.