UNIT 1.1 The Importance of Biological Databases in Biological Discovery

  1. Andreas D. Baxevanis

Published Online: 1 FEB 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0101s00

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

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Baxevanis, A. D. 2003. The Importance of Biological Databases in Biological Discovery. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 1:1.1.

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  1. National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

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  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
  2. Published Print: JAN 2003

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Biological databases play a central role in bioinformatics. They offer scientists the opportunity to access sequence and structure data for tens of thousands of sequences from a broad range of organisms. This unit provides a brief overview of some existing sequence databases, such as GenBank, UCSC Genome Browser, and Ensembl. It also discusses non-sequence centric databases, such as OMIM.