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About Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM

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OMIM at NCBI (may not be as up-to-date)
Subject Human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr. Victor A. McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere. OMIA Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals is another database which might be useful.
Sources Textual information, pictures, reference information and links to articles and sequence information.
Dates Covered 1968 to the present.
Help Documents Available in database
OMIM Tutorial Suite (www.omim.org and OpenHelix)
A new face and new challenges for Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM(). Amberger J, Bocchini C, Hamosh A. Hum Mutat. 2011 May;32(5):564-7. PMID 21472891
OMIM Query Help (NCBI)
OMIM and OMIA video tutorial (NCBI) (from MIT)
Print Counterpart (backfiles) Mendelian Inheritance in Man, numerous editions. Washington University Libraries probably does NOT own the most current editions.
Provider McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
Access On the web.
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