Research Guide: Where to Start
- http://omim.org/ - Enter a genetic topic (or body part, or disease, or keyword, etc.) in the search bar and see what comes up. You’ll probably get over a thousand results, but often there will be a bar at the top of the page that gives you some options to narrow down the search.
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene - This is a complete, detailed site to use to get more information about a gene. Once you know the official name or symbol of the gene, this website is generally helpful to view the gene’s sequence .
- http://www.genome.gov/ - This is the official website of the National Human Genome Research Institute and could be useful to find types of genes you’re interested and to kickstart your research. Try clicking the “Education” tab to learn more about gene sequencing as well.
- http://www.uniprot.org/ - This website is all about proteins and could be used to get more information about a specific protein, particularly about its function and any biotechnological use.
- http://www.genecards.org/ - Here, you can get a little more information
- "GenBank" under "Genomic regions, transcripts, and products"?
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