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Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2015 Feb;13(1):55-63. doi: 10.1016/j.gpb.2015.01.006. Epub 2015 Feb 21.

Biological databases for human research.

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1
CAS Key Laboratory of Genome Sciences and Information, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China.
2
CAS Key Laboratory of Genome Sciences and Information, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China. Electronic address: junyu@big.ac.cn.
3
CAS Key Laboratory of Genome Sciences and Information, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China. Electronic address: zhangzhang@big.ac.cn.

Abstract

The completion of the Human Genome Project lays a foundation for systematically studying the human genome from evolutionary history to precision medicine against diseases. With the explosive growth of biological data, there is an increasing number of biological databases that have been developed in aid of human-related research. Here we present a collection of human-related biological databases and provide a mini-review by classifying them into different categories according to their data types. As human-related databases continue to grow not only in count but also in volume, challenges are ahead in big data storage, processing, exchange and curation.

KEYWORDS:

Big data; Curation; Database; Database category; Human

PMID:
25712261
PMCID:
PMC4411498
DOI:
10.1016/j.gpb.2015.01.006
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