Learn to use NIEHS SNPs Environmental Genome Program at the University of Washington. NIEHS SNPs has systematically identified and genotyped single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in environmental response genes. This data has resulted in the characterization of many new variations that will greatly help research into disease genes that respond to environmental stimulus. The NIEHS SNPs site contains the data generated by this project with links to other resources to better research and understand the human variation in environment response genes. The NIEHS SNPs website contains data generated by this project, and links to other resources enabling better research and understanding of human variation in environmental response genes.

You will learn:

  • about the NIEHS SNPs project
  • how to access NIEHS SNPs data from the NEIHS SNPs home
  • how to analyze the data using several databases and resources


This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Human variations. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

GAD: Genetic Association Database: An archived database associating human genes and polymorphisms with diseases

Madeline 2.0: Human pedigree diagram tools

DrugBank: A chemoinformatics and bioinformatics resource

DGV: Database of Genomic Variants: Database of Genomic Variants, DGV, catalogs and displays structural variation in the human genome

OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM): A database of human genes, genetic diseases and disorders

CGAP: Characterize the molecular genetic changes that cause a normal cell to become a cancer cell

ENCODE Foundations: ENCyclopedia of DNA Elements

GeneSNPs: An integrated view of gene structure and SNP variations

HapMap: HapMap, a database and analysis resource of human variation

Genetics Home Reference: A collection of data describing the effects of genetic variability on human health and disease

dbGaP: A database of genotypes and phenotypes with extensive variation data and clinical details

SeattleSNPs: Human SNPs in genes

dbSNP: NCBI's SNP database

GeneTests: GeneTests, a current, comprehensive genetic testing resource


Variation & Medical : Resources that include information about sequence variation, phenotypes, or medically-relevant conditions.


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Pankratz V Shane et al., Associations between SNPs in candidate immune-relevant genes and rubella antibody levels: a multigenic assessment. BMC Immunology (2010) doi:10.1186/1471-2172-11-48