Unit

UNIT 1.2 Searching Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) for Information for Genetic Loci Involved in Human Disease

  1. Andreas D. Baxevanis

Published Online: 1 AUG 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0102s00

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Baxevanis, A. D. 2002. Searching Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) for Information for Genetic Loci Involved in Human Disease. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 00:1.2:1.2.1–1.2.15.

Author Information

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2002
  2. Published Print: JAN 2003

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Abstract

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a non-sequence-based information resource that can be of tremendous use to genomics researchers, physicians, and patients. OMIM is the electronic version of the catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. It provides concise textual information from the literature on most human conditions having a genetic basis, as well as pictures illustrating the condition or disorder (where appropriate) and full citation information. This unit gives an overview of the OMIM database, the layout of the records, and the information that is available within each entry.