UNIT 1.1 The Importance of Biological Databases in Biological Discovery
Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Baxevanis, A. D. 2003. The Importance of Biological Databases in Biological Discovery. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 1:1.1.
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
- 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.