WormBase has been writing concise descriptions of genes that appear in the Overview widget of the gene page. Written in prose, these descriptions provide a quick overview of gene function. Since the process of manually writing gene descriptions is a relatively slow process, many genes lacked such descriptions.
A new experimental tool at WormBase aims to fill these gaps by automatically creating gene descriptions which are visible in the Overview widget of gene pages. The semi-automated process of generating these descriptions relies on pre-existing orthology and Gene Ontology annotations (biological process, molecular function, and cellular component) in WormBase. This process offers a broad coverage for genes lacking manually drafted descriptions.