Friday, August 23, 2013

Fwd: [genome-announce] Three New Human Variation Tracks Available

These are VERY interesting tracks indeed.

Fwd: please follow footer link

[genome-announce] Three New Human Variation Tracks Available: "We are pleased to announce the release of three tracks that describe human

genetic variation. They are based on the Leiden Open Variation Database

(LOVD:, the Human Gene Mutation Database

Public (HGMD: and amino acid

mutations in the UniProt database ( The majority

of the data were collected from publications by curators in the three


The three databases have varying license restrictions. UniProt provides

complete information about the mutation amino acid change, the disease and

a link to the publications that mention it. LOVD provides the mutation and

a link to a website with disease and publication details. HGMD provides

some coordinates and a link to its own website which requires registration.

These tracks are intended for use primarily by physicians and other

professionals concerned with genetic disorders, by genetics researchers,

and by advanced students in science and medicine. While the genome browser

database is open to the public, users seeking information about a personal

medical or genetic condition are urged to consult with a qualified

physician for diagnosis and for answers to personal questions.

We'd like to thank all three databases for their help in putting the data

together. The tracks were produced at UCSC by Maximilian Haeussler and

Steve Heitner.


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(Via UCSC-announce.)