Searching Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) for Information on Genetic Loci Involved in Human Disease
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a comprehensive compendium of information on human genes and genetic disorders, with a particular emphasis on the interplay between observed phenotypes and underlying genotypes. This unit focuses on the basic methodology for formulating OMIM searches and illustrates the types of information that can be retrieved from OMIM, including descriptions of clinical manifestations resulting from genetic abnormalities. This unit also provides information on additional relevant medical and molecular biology databases. A basic knowledge of OMIM should be part of the armamentarium of physicians and scientists with an interest in research on the clinical aspects of genetic disorders. Curr. Protoc. Hum. Genet. 73:9.13.1‐9.13.10. © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Keywords: OMIM; human genetic disorders; human genetic inheritance; molecular genetics; mammalian orthology
Figure 9.13.1 Search results from the OMIM query, returning all OMIM entries that pertain to the deleted in colorectal carcinoma (DCC) gene. The first entry in the list is the main entry discussing DCC.
Figure 9.13.2 The detailed view of the DCC entry in OMIM. Details on the various sections of this view can be found in the main text.
Figure 9.13.3 The OMIM Gene Map, centered on the position of the DCC gene at chromosomal location 18q21.2. The contents of the various columns are described in Guidelines for Understanding Results.
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