Journal Article

A Practical Guide to Orient Yourself in the Labyrinth of Genome Databases

Giuseppe Borsani, Andrea Ballabio and Sandro Banfi

in Human Molecular Genetics

Volume 7, issue 10, pages 1641-1648
Published in print September 1998 | ISSN: 0964-6906
Published online September 1998 | e-ISSN: 1460-2083 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hmg/7.10.1641
A Practical Guide to Orient Yourself in the Labyrinth of Genome Databases

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The identification of genes involved in human inherited disorders has been revolutionized by the resources produced by the Human Genome Project. In particular, the generation of >1 000 000 human expressed sequence tags (ESTs) has led to the partial identification of a significant percentage of all human genes. In the next 7 years, we will witness another revolution when sequencing of the human genome is complete. The generation of large amounts of genomic data must be accompanied by parallel efforts to make the information easily accessible. Efforts towards this goal have already started, but retrieval of information from genomic databases still remains an arduous task. With practical examples, we will try to show how the currently available information can be exploited usefully, in particular to identify candidate genes for human diseases.

Journal Article.  5121 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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