Uses of databases
Part 1. Genetics
1.6. Genetic Medicine and Clinical Genetics
Basic Techniques and Approaches
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Pagon, R. A. 2005. Uses of databases. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 1:1.6:86.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Databases are used by clinicians practicing genetic medicine and clinical genetics to determine the molecular basis of inherited disorders, establish diagnoses, identify sources and uses of molecular genetic testing, assess and manage inherited cancer risk, provide consumer-health-oriented information to patients, and identify clinical genetic services for geographically dispersed family members. Those databases that are freely available on the Internet are discussed. They include OMIM, GeneTests, PDQ Cancer Genetics, The Genetics and Rare Conditions Site, Family Village, Genetic Home Reference, and the Genetic Alliance.
- molecular genetic testing;
- molecular diagnosis;
- prenatal diagnosis;
- natural history