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Scientific information: genes and proteins
Including genome browsers

Invaluable genome browsers andalso databases containing a wealth of gene-related information.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)

Comprehensive catalogue of genes and genetic conditions, originally compiled (as a large printed volume) by the late Victor McCusick.


Detailed comprehensive information for any specific gene or protein. Based at the Weizman Instititute, Israel.


Excellent multi-page genome browser based at Sanger Institute, UK
Excellent single-page genome browser based at University of California Santa Cruz, USA
National Center for Biotechnology Information


CEPH Genotype Database Browser

Gene nomenclature guidelines

Published by the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee

For more details regarding these databases and a user's guide providing assistance on how to make the most efficient use of them, see Part 3 of Essential Medical Genetics 6th Edition