Useful Bioinformatics Databases


*UCSC Genome Browser –  A wide variety of annotations overlayed on the sequence of the human genome (numerous other genome sequences and their annotations available as well).


*STRING: Functional Protein Association Networks – STRING is a database of known and predicted proteins interactions. The interactions include direct (physical) and indirect (functional) associations.


*Gene Set Enrichment Analysis (GSEA) – The Molecular Signatures Database (MSigDB) is a collection of annotated gene sets for use with GSEA software.


*KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes – KEGG is a database resource for understanding high-level functions and utilities of the biological system, such as the cell, the organism and the ecosystem, from molecular-level information, especially large-scale molecular datasets generated by genome sequencing and other high-throughput experimental technologies.


*1000 Genomes: Catalog of Human Genetic Variation – an extensive catalog of human genetic variation based on whole genome sequences of individuals from populations around the world.


*NHGRI: Catalog of Genome-Wide Association Studies – a catalog of published genome-wide association studies.


*SwissVar: Genotype-Phenotype Variant Information – Database with annotations on the phenotypic effects of human genome sequence variants. Contains both literature based information and computational predictions.