GEN Exclusives

More »

Best of the Web

More »
Apr 01, 2007 (Vol. 27, No. 7)

SNPseek

URL:snp.wustl.edu/SNPseek/index.cgi
  • Database, educational content
  • Not very broad or inspired
As this site points out, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are abundant in the human genome and an understanding of them will help us to better understand the differences between people. Humans have fewer SNP variations than other organisms (about 1 base per 1,330). Interestingly, humans have fewer variations on the X and Y chromosomes than we do on the autosomes. The SNPseek site, hosted at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), has, in addition to a databases of known SNPs, an informative educational segment where even research scientists could learn a thing or two. Sequences can be searched, browsed, or retrieved via a single interface. That’s about all there is to find at the site, save for some general information about the designers and the WUSTL facility. The database and educational content justify a visit.
  • 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.

Jobs

GEN Jobs powered by HireLifeScience.com 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.
 Searching...
More »

GEN Poll

More » Poll Results »

Ebola Vaccines

When do you think an Ebola vaccine will be available for the general public?