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  1. Rat Genome Database (View Publication)
    Full Name of the Resource : Rat genetic and genomic data
    Resource Category : Databases -> Human and Other Vertebrate Genomes -> Model Organisms, Comparative Genomics

    Brief Description : The Rat is uniquely suited to its role as a model of human disease and the primary focus of the Rat Genome Database (RGD, http://rgd.mcw.edu/) is to aid researchers in their study of the rat and in applying their results to studies in a wider context. In support of this we have integrated a large amount of rat genetic and genomic resources that are constantly being expanded through ongoing literature and bulk dataset curation. Our goal is to enhance studies in the rat by providing not only a repository of genomic data but by allowing the user to view this data from a disease-centric perspective. This will facilitate interpretation and analysis of results in a holistic or systems-oriented manner. Combining this disease-centric approach with our comparative genomics tools allows interpretation of rat studies in the context of the human genome, further leveraging the benefits of the rat as a model organism. RGD has a well defined community outreach focus geared towards the researcher wishing to apply these tools and approaches. These include a Visiting Scientist program, the Rat Community Forum (an online discussion group for rat research), workshops, training seminars and an international curation network. Thus RGD provides data, tools and support to the rat research community and enables this research to be applied to studies in other model systems.

    Institute/s :
    Bioinformatics Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226, USA
    The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, 04609, USA
    National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
    Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226, USA

    Country : United States

    Associated Institutes :

    • Department of Physiology and 2Human and Molecular Genetics Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA

    Associated Country : USA


    Authors/Contributors : Simon N. Twigger
    Contact Email : simont@mcw.edu
    Year : 2009
    Language : English

    Keywords : Animals; *Database Management Systems; *Databases, Genetic; Information Dissemination / *methods; Information Storage and Retrieval / *methods; *Internet; Rats / *genetics