GEN Exclusives

More »

Best of the Web

More »
Nov 15, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 20)

MPD-Welcome to the Mouse Phenome Database
  • Much useful information
  • Spartan interface
It had to happen. Life scientists have had this fixation with omics ever since the term genomic came to be associated with sequence information. Proteomics rapidly followed and this, in turn, brought us biomes, transcriptomes, metabolomes, and even ‘ome’ on the range. OK, I made that one up. It’s not surprising, therefore, that phenotypic data might be collectively referred to as a phenome, and that is the territory covered by this site. With phenotypic (and also genotypic) information about laboratory mice, MPD offers extensive information on anatomy appearance, behavior, blood, cancer, genotypes, metabolism, reproduction, and more on these popular lab subjects. Information access is primarily by search engine, though many data tables can also be downloaded via FTP.
  • Key:
  • Strong Points
  • Weak Points
  • Ratings:
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Good

*The opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as reflecting the viewpoints of the publisher, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., the publishing house, or employees and affiliates thereof.


GEN Jobs powered by connects you directly to employers in pharma, biotech, and the life sciences. View 40 to 50 fresh job postings daily or search for employment opportunities including those in R&D, clinical research, QA/QC, biomanufacturing, and regulatory affairs.
More »

GEN Poll

More » Poll Results »

Secure Science

Should bans on science education, of the sort imposed on Iranians hoping to study physics and engineering in the United States, encompass other nationals and other fields of study, including biotechnology?