TOOLS: Glossing the Genome

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Science  21 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5674, pp. 1087
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5674.1087d

Genome Reviews, a new database from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), makes it easier for researchers to track down the latest information on the function of sequenced genes and their proteins. The site adds fresh knowledge to the genome sequences housed in public gene databases by weaving in links to other sites. For example, you can learn more about a protein's function by connecting to the Gene Ontology Annotation database. Locate proteins with similar structural features by jumping to an EBI site called InterPro. So far, Genome Reviews offers upgraded records for more than 150 microbes, and new versions of the database will come online every 2 weeks.

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