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10 Years at GSC (Genomic Sciences Center)

Release of TraitMap: a genetic-map database combining multigenic loci and biomolecular networks



The Genomic Knowledge Base Research Team has created a digital library of genetic mapping information, gathered from published papers, on traits associated with diseases. The research team has developed “TraitMap”, a database that can be used to combine genomic information with biological pathways.
  Unlike previous databases that record the loci of disease-associated genes, TraitMap records the possible existence (log odds = LOD value) of causative genes as genomic map information. Therefore, TraitMap can be used for a wide range of computer-based applications, including the quantitative evaluation of the relationship between map information and biological reaction pathways in vivo or the analysis of map information in multiple combinations.
  The research results were presented at ISMB/ECCB 2004 (Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and the European Conference on Computational Biology)—the most eminent bioinformatics conference that was held on 4 August in Scotland—and will be published in a special issue of the journal, Bioinformatics.