OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheiritance in Man

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Description

OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype.

Help

Help appears in a navigation bar located at the top of the main page.  There are four different links to help:  an FAQ about the product, search help, linking help, and api help.  

User tools and features

Users search by typing keywords into a textbox.  There are advanced and basic search modes.  Since this product functions as an online textbook, users can choose to view from results and then can read relevant chapter information.  Bibliographic information includes links to full-text articles cited.

Dates covered

Latest edition.

Updating frequency

As new information is known (could be daily).

Sources

Published journal literature.

Type of coverage

Information from published journal literature on genetics and genetic disorders, written as an online textbook.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Twelve book editions were previously published.

Producer/content provider

The Johns Hopkins University National Human Genome Research Institute

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

The Johns Hopkins University National Human Genome Research Institute