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Genome Biology

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The official repository for human genome mapping data

  • Matthew Betts
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Abstract

The Genome Database is the official central repository for mapping data from the International Human Genome Initiative.

Keywords

Genome Database Mouse Genome Mapping Data Genome Mapping Genomic Segment 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Content

The Genome Database (GDB) is the official central repository for mapping data from the International Human Genome Initiative. The data available are of three types: genomic segments (including genes, expressed sequence tags - ESTs and contigs); cytogenetic, contig, and other types of map; and polymorphism information. All these data are integrated and can be searched in a variety of ways, from chromosome location to protein name. Links to external resources, such as SWISS-PROT and the Mouse Genome Database at the Mouse genome informatics site, are provided where appropriate.

Navigation

Navigation is easy. The simplest general searches are available directly from the front page, and more detailed or specific searches have their own pages.

Reporter's comments

Timeliness

The site is regularly updated when new data become available.

Best feature

This very comprehensive set of data is integrated well with external resources. The help pages are also very useful.

Worst feature

Some of the displays require a Java-compatible browser, although the data can be viewed in a simpler format if preferred.

Related websites

The Genome sequence database and Mouse genome informatics.

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References

Copyright information

© BioMed Central Ltd 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Betts

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