OMIM is a catalogue of medically important human traits, genes and disorders thought to have a genetic basis. From the OMIM home page at the NCBI ...
"This database is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Drs. Moyra Smith, Victor A. McKusick and their colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the World Wide Web by NCBI, the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The database contains textual information, pictures, and reference information. It also contains copious links to NCBI's Entrez database of MEDLINE articles and sequence information."
In addition, OMIM contains links to several other relevant or allied databases, including:
This tutorial is divided into four parts:
Throughout, you will find links to:
For these exercises, you will need to use a web browser that supports frames, or to run two web browsers at once. Try the first page; if the frames don't work, follow the simple instructions for having two web browsers on your screen.
Have some fun doing this tutorial, and PLEASE send your
comments and questions!
If you are keen to have MORE information about OMIM, check
the Bibliography Page.
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