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Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Jan;42(Database issue):D1020-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt1125. Epub 2013 Nov 14.

Developments in FINDbase worldwide database for clinically relevant genomic variation allele frequencies.

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Department of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences, University of Patras, GR-26504, Patras, Greece, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Patras, GR-26504, Patras, Greece, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Human Genomic Center, University Mohammed V Souissi, 11400, Rabat, Morocco and Department of Computer and Informatics Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, GR-26334, Patras, Greece.


FINDbase ( aims to document frequencies of clinically relevant genomic variations, namely causative mutations and pharmacogenomic markers, worldwide. Each database record includes the population, ethnic group or geographical region, the disorder name and the related gene, accompanied by links to any related databases and the genetic variation together with its frequency in that population. Here, we report, in addition to the regular data content updates, significant developments in FINDbase, related to data visualization and querying, data submission, interrelation with other resources and a new module for genetic disease summaries. In particular, (i) we have developed new data visualization tools that facilitate data querying and comparison among different populations, (ii) we have generated a new FINDbase module, built around Microsoft's PivotViewer ( software, based on Microsoft Silverlight technology (, that includes 259 genetic disease summaries from five populations, systematically collected from the literature representing the documented genetic makeup of these populations and (iii) the implementation of a generic data submission tool for every module currently available in FINDbase.

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