LitVar allows the search and retrieval of variant relevant information from the biomedical
literature and shows key biological relations between a variant and its close
entities (e.g. genes, diseases, and drugs). The LitVar results are automatically extracted (with
updates) from over 27 million PubMed articles
as well as applicable full-text articles in PubMed Central.
Highlights of LitVar
Variant Standardization via Normalization
LitVar uses tmVar,
a high-performance variant name disambiguation engine, to normalize
different forms of the same variant into a unique and standardized name so that all matching articles
can be returned regardless the use of a specific name in the query.
Search in Full Text
LitVar processes the entire set of full-text articles from the open access PMC subset in addition to
PubMed in order to provide relevant variant information beyond title and abstracts.
Relations Results by PubTator
LitVar leverages the state-of-the-art literature annotation tool, PubTator,
to provide key
biological relations among variations, drugs, genes, and diseases.
Computer Access via API
LitVar provides API to enable computational analysis and programmatic access to its data. Please click
here to see details.