Thursday, July 9, 2009

HOWDY: Human Organized Whole Genome Database


HOWDY is a database system for retrieve human genome information in different data sources that are available to public. The information you could find here is automatically extracted from the genetic databases and shown with all data having the identifiers in common and linking to one another. HOWDY facilitates obtaining information of human genes by using official symbols and aliases approved by HGNC, GDB and Entrez Gene. It also provides a graphical view of the Human Genome maps for the finished contigs as well as radiation hybrid maps.

(recent changes 2007-2009)
- OMIM LinkMap and LinkMap Search are available.
- OMIM/Gene/Protein LinkMap has been added to the Pubmed/Gene/Protein LinkMap.
- LinkMap Search allows you to search OMIM LinkMap and PubMed LinkMap.
- LinkMap displays the associated data among Gene, Protein and PubMed. For details
- new faster versions of HOWDY (Light and HOWDY Classic).

(source URL, original-ref: Hirakawa M. Nucleic Acids Research, 30:152-157, 2002))