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Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jan 4;44(D1):D840-7. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv1211. Epub 2015 Nov 17.

Mouse genome database 2016.

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1
The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA carol.bult@jax.org.
2
The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA.

Abstract

The Mouse Genome Database (MGD; http://www.informatics.jax.org) is the primary community model organism database for the laboratory mouse and serves as the source for key biological reference data related to mouse genes, gene functions, phenotypes and disease models with a strong emphasis on the relationship of these data to human biology and disease. As the cost of genome-scale sequencing continues to decrease and new technologies for genome editing become widely adopted, the laboratory mouse is more important than ever as a model system for understanding the biological significance of human genetic variation and for advancing the basic research needed to support the emergence of genome-guided precision medicine. Recent enhancements to MGD include new graphical summaries of biological annotations for mouse genes, support for mobile access to the database, tools to support the annotation and analysis of sets of genes, and expanded support for comparative biology through the expansion of homology data.

PMID:
26578600
PMCID:
PMC4702860
DOI:
10.1093/nar/gkv1211
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