New Bioinformatics Resource Available! Human Gene Mutations Database (HGMD)

Posted August 11th, 2009 by Ryan Gray

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MIT Libraries has obtained a license for the Human Gene Mutations Database (HGMD). HGMD represents a comprehensive collection of data available on germ-line mutations in nuclear genes underlying or associated with human inherited disease.

Search for newly identified gene lesions to determine whether or not they are novel; search by gene to get an overview of the known mutational spectrum for that gene; and search for a type of mutation in a specific location.

HGMD is integrated with other bioscience resources such as OMIM, Entrez Gene and the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee. The free version of HGMD only contains 3 year old data while the licensed version contains current data and a better search interface, so take advantage of this great resource!

To access HGMD, search for “HGMD” in MIT Libraries’ Vera. Click on “BIOBASE Knowledge Library-ExPlain and HGMD” and then “HGMD.”

Contact Courtney Crummett with any questions.

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