What’s The Answer? (SNP annotation)

BioStar is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at BioStar that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can always join in at BioStar.

Like last week, I am choosing to highlight a question that’s been around before, but I like to see what tools people are still finding useful, or if new ones are bubbling up in the practice of this analysis.

Question: SNP annotation tool

Hello friends,

I have list of SNPs from a GWAS study. I would like to know tools to annotate SNP with RSID (without strand information). I need information like the nearest gene to which SNP belong or exist and region information like intronic/intergenic etc. I will appreciate if somebody suggests appropriate tool for this purpose.


I need to look into at least one tool that was new to me in the responses.