Tip of the Week: Blasting away for SNPs

A lot of researchers use dbSNP, some don’t know that you can blast the dbSNP database with a query sequence of interest to find out if there is a polymorphism reported for a homologous sequence in the database. You can, it’s simple, use Blast SNP. It’s not a prominent link, so you might of overlooked it. This quick tip will show you where it is and quickly how to use it.