BioGene: iPhone app for NCBI searches from MSKCC team

iphoneI can’t remember how I got on this email list–but I like it :)  Today I was notified that there was a handy iPhone app to quickly get gene info out of the NCBI resources.  I wish I had this last week at the ASHG meeting.  You know what happens: you catch a gene name or see a symbol in a talk, it’s just one of several on a slide…but you must know what that is right now!!  This handy-dandy quick interface will let you search for the symbol and links you to Entrez Gene info, which also links to references in PubMed.

I like it.  I expect to use it.  The first reviewer over in the iTunes store says it has already expanded their conversation.  I wish it also covered OMIM, but I haven’t used it too hard yet, maybe I’ll get there.  That also would have been a help last week.  I was hearing about a disease and I wanted some information.

Check out the MSKCC team page here for more details, and download it from the iTunes store (for free) if you like the sound of it.


For other iPhone apps we’ve come across, check out our earlier post on the iPhone and research.

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