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OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man


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Who should use this database?

Individuals looking for information on human genes and genetic disorders.

What kinds of materials are referenced in the database?

The database is a catalog of information on human genes and genetic disorders that is authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere. Each entry includes such items as a description of the gene or disease, clinical and other features, inheritance, mapping, history, etc. Many references are included. It can be searched using the same interface as PubMed (Entrez). The database corresponds to the print publication Mendelian Inheritance in Man. By V.A. McKusick. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998 (12th edition) but is updated daily.

What years does the database cover?

1965 to the present.

Will I find full-text articles in the database?

All entries have full-text with a list of references at the end.