HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
New guide helps researchers mine genome data

BETHESDA, Md., October 15, 2002 -- The Internet is teeming with user's guides for everything from cell phones to the space station. Now, to encourage greater scientific exploration of public databases containing the human genome sequence, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has created "A User's Guide to the Human Genome."

Published as a supplement to Nature Genetics and freely available at http://www.nature.com/ng/web_specials/, the peer-reviewed, how-to manual is aimed at spreading the word about how easy it is for researchers to mine the wealth of human genomic data that is freely available online.

"There is no point amassing all of this data in data warehouses if no one is able to use it," said Andreas D. Baxevanis, Ph.D., associate director of NHGRI's Division of Intramural Research (DIR) and co-author of the guide. "There is a barrier that people perceive about their ability to access genomic data and effectively use the data."

NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., who was one of the guide's co-authors, added, "The average researcher in a biological or medical lab is somewhat overwhelmed by the avalanche of new freely-available data produced by the Human Genome Project. They know it's incredibly useful, but they're not quite sure how to use it. This guide was designed to overcome that barrier, and give 'power to the people.'"

In addition to Drs. Collins and Baxevanis, the guide was co-authored by Tyra G. Wolfsberg, Ph.D., associate director of NHGRI's Bioinformatics and Scientific Programming Core, Mark Guyer, Ph.D., director of the NHGRI Division of Extramural Research (DER), and Kris Wetterstrand, M.S., a program analyst for DER.

To further underscore the need for the user's guide, Dr. Baxevanis pointed to a Wellcome Trust's survey of nearly 800 biomedical scientists in 2001. The survey found that only half of the researchers who were alr
'"/>

Contact: Geoff Spencer
301-402-0911
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute
15-Oct-2002


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Diabodies act as guided missiles targeted to mammary tumor growth
2. Illustrated guidebook published for Chinese biomedical scientists and students
3. Nerve cells guided to repair spinal damage: Technique
4. New pulmonary hypertension guideline challenges use of common medication
5. New guidelines show significant benefits of FUZEON for wide range of pre-treated HIV/AIDS patients
6. New orchid bee guide
7. International critical care doctors release first-ever guidelines for sepsis
8. Shark guide probes uncharted waters
9. Revised guidelines published for testing for hereditary type of colorectal cancer
10. Traditional Inuit ice treks guided from space
11. New ACOG guidelines on progesterone to prevent preterm birth praised by March of Dimes

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New guide helps researchers mine genome data

(Date:10/19/2014)... India over the last 30 years contributed only ... during that time, according to a new study ... ., "Energy access is fundamental to development: it ... education, communication, and health," says IIASA researcher Shonali ... energy access is widely agreed to be an ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... in German . ... day in order to reproduce? And why are there two ... the latest issue of the research journal Molecular Human ... Steven Ramm from Bielefeld University Bielefeld has compiled this special ... for a female to copulate with several males in quick ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... and Washington land managers have a new synthesis of ... moist mixed-conifer (MMC) forests in the two states. ... in Eastern Oregon and Washington: A Synthesis of the ... a general technical report published by the U.S. Forest ... to a request from managers for a synthesis of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Improved electricity access has little impact on climate change 2Sperm wars 2New report synthesizes best available science on management of moist mixed-conifer forests 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... OCTOBER 20-22, 2014: The 9th Annual ... take place at the Congress Center Basel, ... now available at http://www.abim.ch . ... from all over the globe will exchange ... products and developments on the world market. ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... October 19, 2014 The Asia-Pacific ... market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of ... Asia Pacific Bromine Market report, to get an ... provides a glimpse of the segmentation in the ... tables and figures. , http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-bromine-6741503144.html ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 The Asia-Pacific ... Analytics market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of ... million in 2014 to $208 million by 2019, at ... 2014 to 2019. , Browse through the TOC of ... idea of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems report defines and segments ... revenue. The Orthopedic braces and support systems market in Asia ... at a developing CAGR of 4.4% from 2013 to 2018. ... and support systems market, to get an idea of the ... segmentation of orthopedic braces and support systems market in the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Bromine Market is estimated to grow to $4,080.1 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is estimated to grow to around $416.5 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is estimated to grow to around $416.5 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is estimated to grow to around $416.5 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4
Cached News: