New OMIM displays at UCSC Genome Browser

For those of you who may have missed the @GenomeBrowser tweets and don’t subscribe to the genome-announce mailing list, here’s my PSA about the new features of the OMIM displays in the UCSC Genome Browser, snipped from the full announcement. You can see the whole email here. The re-engineered data subsets are great. And also note that they are linking to both the NCBI OMIM (which is currently not being updated) but also to the new official OMIM site from the UCSC pages.  For more info on the new OMIM site, check out our recent Tip of the Week on it.

Hello, Browser friends,

We announce today the release of our newly re-engineered OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) tracks for both hg18 and hg19. With the kind assistance of Ada Hamosh (director), Joanna Amberger and Francois Schiettecatte of the OMIM project, we have divided the OMIM records into three separate tracks:

OMIM Allelic Variant SNPs

  • Variants in the OMIM database that have associated dbSNP identifiers.

OMIM Genes

  • The genomic positions of gene entries in the OMIM database.
  • The coloring indicates the associated OMIM phenotype class.

OMIM Phenotypes – Gene Unknown

  • Regions known to be associated with a phenotype, but for which no specific gene is known to be causative. This track also includes known multi-gene syndromes.

Anyway, check it out. The tweet has a handy link to a setting page:

@GenomeBrowser: See the the newly re-engineered OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) tracks for both hg18 and hg19: http://t.co/Szh2h4L

Quick links:

UCSC Genome Browser

New OMIM

NCBI OMIM