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On-Line Mendelian Inheritance in Man - Introduction

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OMIM tutorial contents:

Asking Simple Questions OMIM Document Format OMIM Gene Map Linked Databases Bibliography & Links
Asking Simple
OMIM Document
& Links

OMIM is a catalogue of medically important human traits, genes and disorders thought to have a genetic basis. From the OMIM home page at the NCBI ...

"This database is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Drs. Moyra Smith, Victor A. McKusick and their colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the World Wide Web by NCBI, the National Center for Biotechnology Information. The database contains textual information, pictures, and reference information. It also contains copious links to NCBI's Entrez database of MEDLINE articles and sequence information."

In addition, OMIM contains links to several other relevant or allied databases, including:

This tutorial is divided into four parts:

  1. Asking Simple Questions Asking Simple Questions
  2. OMIM Document Format OMIM Document Format
  3. OMIM Gene Map OMIM Gene Map
  4. Linked Databases Linked Databases

Throughout, you will find links to:

This is an INTERACTIVE tutorial; you will benefit most by FOLLOWING the instructions, through READING the examples, and DOING the exercises! Exercises are indicated by italics in nested paragraphs ...

For these exercises, you will need to use a web browser that supports frames, or to run two web browsers at once. Try the first page; if the frames don't work, follow the simple instructions for having two web browsers on your screen.

Table of Contents Now you are ready for Part 1 - Asking Simple Questions   Asking Simple Questions
Good luck, Bonne chance, Held og lykke, viel Glück, Sucess, ...;

Have some fun doing this tutorial, and PLEASE send your comments and questions!

If you are keen to have MORE information about OMIM, check the Bibliography Page.  

Oh, and if this information came to you V E R Y   S L O W L Y, check the PING! page to find which of the EMBnet Web Server Nodes is "closest" to you!

SRS, Blast, Fasta Linkage ACeDB GDB v6 EMBnet Biocomputing Tutorials Internet for Biologists CRI-MAP DNA Sequence Analysis On-line Mendelian  
Inheritance in Man


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Updated on Tuesday, 19 November, 1996
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