Learn to use the Entrez Gene resource, a gene-centered collection of information from databases maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and from other sources. Genes with defined sequences, known map positions, and genes inferred from phenotypic information are included, and information is added to these records when it becomes available. Entrez Gene records are extensively annotated and linked to provide you with easy access to many types of related information, including literature, taxonomy, conserved domains, GEO Profiles, chemical compound and substance data and more.
You will learn:
This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Alignment and comparison resources. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:
ClustalW2: Performs multiple sequence alignments
BLAST: Basic Local Alignment and Search Tool
FASTA: FASTA sequence algorithm
Primer3: Pick primers from a DNA sequence.
DCODE: DCODE.org Comparative Genomics Developments, a collection of powerful comparative genomics tools
VISTA: Tools for Comparative Genomics
RefSeq: Provides molecular sequence records to help locate gene and protein data.
Nucleotides : Tools that are primarily used in the storage, retrieval, or exploration of nucleotide-based data. Some tools may also involve protein sequence information.
NCBI : This category includes resources maintained at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
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Recent BioMed Central research articles citing this resource
Yang Chia-Chun et al., Inferring condition-specific targets of human TF-TF complexes using ChIP-seq data Transcriptomic methods. BMC Genomics (2017) doi:10.1186/s12864-016-3450-3
Joehanes Roby et al., Integrated genome-wide analysis of expression quantitative trait loci aids interpretation of genomic association studies. Genome Biology (2017) doi:10.1186/s13059-016-1142-6
Cumbo Fabio et al., TCGA2BED: extracting, extending, integrating, and querying The Cancer Genome Atlas Results and data. BMC Bioinformatics (2017) doi:10.1186/s12859-016-1419-5
Romero Vanessa et al., Structure and evolution of the filaggrin gene repeated region in primates Speciation and evolutionary genetics. BMC Evolutionary Biology (2017) doi:10.1186/s12862-016-0851-5
Chen Yuan et al., Informative gene selection and the direct classification of tumors based on relative simplicity Results and data. BMC Bioinformatics (2016) doi:10.1186/s12859-016-0893-0