Lecture 7: Informational Resources | Summary and Q&A

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Lecture 7: Informational Resources

TL;DR

A comprehensive analysis of various resources for finding and using biomedical information, including GenBank, LocusLink, GEO, SwissProt, and OMIM.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is GenBank?

GenBank is a repository of sequence data, containing information on millions of sequences from various organisms.

Q: What is LocusLink?

LocusLink is a curated directory of genes, providing information on gene sequences, functions, and associated phenotypes.

Q: What is GEO?

GEO is a database of gene expression and hybridization array data, offering thousands of experiments for analysis.

Q: What is SwissProt?

SwissProt is a protein database with information on thousands of sequenced proteins, including structures and functions.

Q: What is OMIM?

OMIM is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, providing detailed information on correlations between genes and diseases.

Q: What is PubMed?

PubMed is a database of biomedical literature citations, providing access to full-text articles and supplementary materials.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • GenBank is the largest repository of sequence data, with information on 22 million sequences from various organisms.

  • LocusLink is a curated directory of genes, providing information on gene sequences, functions, and associated phenotypes.

  • GEO is a database of gene expression and hybridization array data, offering 12,000 experiments for analysis.

  • SwissProt is a protein database with information on 120,000 sequenced proteins, including structures and functions.

  • OMIM is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, providing detailed information on correlations between genes and diseases.

  • PubMed is a database of biomedical literature citations, with access to full-text articles and supplementary materials.

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