MedGen is NCBI's portal to information about conditions and phenotypes related to Medical Genetics. Terms from the NIH Genetic Testing Registry (GTR), UMLS, HPO, Orphanet, ClinVar and other sources are aggregated into concepts, each of which is assigned a unique identifier and a preferred name and symbol. The core content of the record may include names, identifiers used by other databases, mode of inheritance, clinical features, and map location of the loci affecting the disorder. The concept identifier (CUI) is used to aggregate information about that concept, similar to the way NCBI Gene serves as a gateway to gene-related information.
MedGen provides links to such resources as: Genetic tests registered in the NIH Genetic Testing Registry (GTR), GeneReviews, ClinVar, OMIM, Related genes, Disorders with similar clinical features, Medical and research literature, Practice guidelines, Consumer resources, Ontologies such as HPO and ORDO.
Links to the GTR, GeneReviews, and Practice Guidelines are based on curation by NCBI staff. Other data feeds are automated, but reviewed by NCBI staff and informed by feedback from the community.
The Sequence Read Archive (SRA) stores sequencing data from the next generation of sequencing platforms including Roche 454 GS System®, Illumina Genome Analyzer®, Life Technologies AB SOLiD System®, Helicos Biosciences Heliscope®, Complete Genomics®, and Pacific Biosciences SMRT®.
This genetic variation services interconvert and transform short genetic variants between HGVS expressions, VCF format, and the new SPDI (Sequence Position Deletion Insertion) format, based on alignment datasets used by ClinVar and dbSNP. NOTE: This service is still in beta testing mode
Extension of the Influenza Virus Resource to other organisms, providing an interface to download sequence sets of selected viruses; analysis tools, including virus-specific BLAST pages; and genome annotation pipelines (in progress).