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Science  20 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5798, pp. 393
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5798.393b

Biologists who lament, “So many databases, so little time,” should check out this portal from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. The site provides brief descriptions of more than 1500 free bioinformatics databases and tools in categories such as immunology, genomics, and RNA. If you're looking for data on how pathogens alter gene activity in immune cells, for instance, follow the link to the Macrophage Expression Atlas in the U.K. Or the site can help you sift through the more than 70 databases with information on plant genes and proteins.

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