The Rat Genome Database 2013-data, tools and users

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  • The Rat Genome Database (RGD) was started >10 years ago to provide a core genomic resource for rat researchers. Currently, RGD combines genetic, genomic, pathway, phenotype and strain information with a focus on disease. RGD users are provided with access to structured and curated data from the molecular level through the organismal level. Those users access RGD from all over the world. End users are not only rat researchers but also researchers working with mouse and human data. Translational research is supported by RGD's comparative genetics/genomics data in disease portals, in GBrowse, in VCMap and on gene report pages. The impact of RGD also goes beyond the traditional biomedical researcher, as the influence of RGD reaches bioinformaticians, tool developers and curators. Import of RGD data into other publicly available databases expands the influence of RGD to a larger set of end users than those who avail themselves of the RGD website. The value of RGD continues to grow as more types of data and more tools are added, while reaching more types of end users. © The Author(s) 2013. Published by Oxford University Press.
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  • Laulederkind SJF; Hayman GT; Wang SJ; Smith JR; Lowry TF; Nigam R; Petri V; De Pons J; Dwinell MR; Shimoyama M
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  • 520
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  • 526
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  • 14
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  • 4