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The Rat Genome Database 2013--data, tools and users. Brief Bioinform 2013 Jul;14(4):520-6 PMID: 23434633 PMCID: PMC3713714

Pubmed ID

23434633

DOI

10.1093/bib/bbt007

Abstract

The Rat Genome Database (RGD) was started >10 years ago to provide a core genomic resource for rat researchers. Currently, RGD combines genetic, genomic, pathway, phenotype and strain information with a focus on disease. RGD users are provided with access to structured and curated data from the molecular level through the organismal level. Those users access RGD from all over the world. End users are not only rat researchers but also researchers working with mouse and human data. Translational research is supported by RGD's comparative genetics/genomics data in disease portals, in GBrowse, in VCMap and on gene report pages. The impact of RGD also goes beyond the traditional biomedical researcher, as the influence of RGD reaches bioinformaticians, tool developers and curators. Import of RGD data into other publicly available databases expands the influence of RGD to a larger set of end users than those who avail themselves of the RGD website. The value of RGD continues to grow as more types of data and more tools are added, while reaching more types of end users.

Author List

Laulederkind SJ, Hayman GT, Wang SJ, Smith JR, Lowry TF, Nigam R, Petri V, de Pons J, Dwinell MR, Shimoyama M, Munzenmaier DH, Worthey EA, Jacob HJ

Authors

Melinda R. Dwinell PhD Center Associate Director, Associate Professor in the Physiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Mary E. Shimoyama PhD Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Animals
Databases, Genetic
Genome
Humans
Mice
Phenotype
Rats
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