Integrated model organism data at the Alliance of Genome Resources

It is now possible to view integrated data from six different Model Organism Databases (MODs) and the Gene Ontology (GO) Consortium at the Alliance of Genome Resources (Alliance).  One can view gene descriptions, disease model data, orthology data, gene expression data and much more for the six major model organisms (yeast, worm, fly, zebrafish, mouse, rat) as well as human data on gene pages at the Alliance.   You can search by gene, disease or a GO term and be taken to a page where you will find integrated views of data relevant to all of the above mentioned organisms.   For example, searching by a human disease name at the Alliance will take you to a disease page where you can find data related to disease models from the six organisms. Similar integrated views are also available for orthology data for any given gene on a gene page.  The Alliance is a work in progress and will host even more data in the days to come. Check it out!

WormBook in GENETICS

From Iva Greenwald:
Three years ago, I announced in this column the creation of WormBook in GENETICS, thanks to a generous funding commitment to our community by the Genetics Society of America.

Please look at what we’ve done so far and you’ll see what a great resource it is:  http://www.genetics.org/content/wormbook

We are really hitting our stride now, and you will see WormBase announcements of new chapters increasing apace.  The more you demonstrate the value of WormBook through viewing, downloading, and especially, citing the articles, the more the GSA will understand the value of their sponsorship and be inclined to continue it.

Thanks very much!

Best,
Iva