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G2D: a tool for mining genes associated with disease.

BMC genetics | Aug 22, 2005

BACKGROUND: Human inherited diseases can be associated by genetic linkage with one or more genomic regions. The availability of the complete sequence of the human genome allows examining those locations for an associated gene. We previously developed an algorithm to prioritize genes on a chromosomal region according to their possible relation to an inherited disease using a combination of data mining on biomedical databases and gene sequence analysis. RESULTS: We have implemented this method as a web application in our site G2D (Genes to Diseases). It allows users to inspect any region of the human genome to find candidate genes related to a genetic disease of their interest. In addition, the G2D server includes pre-computed analyses of candidate genes for 552 linked monogenic diseases without an associated gene, and the analysis of 18 asthma loci. CONCLUSION: G2D can be publicly accessed at http://www.ogic.ca/projects/g2d_2/.

Pubmed ID: 16115313 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Algorithms | Alzheimer Disease | Asthma | Genetic Diseases, Inborn | Genetic Linkage | Genetic Predisposition to Disease | Humans | Internet

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The Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University, is an academic research institute pioneering the new life science field of Systems Biology, using both experimental and computational biology. There are several groups working in collaboration, focusing mainly on genome biology and engineering, genome design and synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, proteomics, metabolomics, RNA biology, bioinformatics and computational biology. Using cutting-edge technologies, intracellular components can be analyzed comprehensively to construct computer simulation models that can find numerous applications in fields such as biomedical, environmental, and agricultural science. Experimental and computational facilities are located in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, in northern Japan while the SFC campus, in the Tokyo area, hosts the bioinformatics laboratory and most undergraduate curricular activities. IAB has successfully attracted very significant funding for multiple research projects from major funding organizations including the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) (2002-2006), for bioprocesses and cell modeling, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and its COE network, for biosimulation and systems biology (2003-2008), the Japan Science and Technology Agency (CREST, 2004-2009) for simulation and systems biology, the Ministry of Health, for cancer biology (2005), as well as from Yamagata prefecture and Tsuruoka city, 2001-2006 and 2006-2011). Over the past few years, IAB scientists have accumulated several awards including the 1st prize during the 5th Japan Biotechnology Business Competition (2005), the Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy award in recognition for industry-academia-government collaboration performance (2004), the IBM Shared University Research Award (2003), and the Nihon Kogyo Shimbunsha Award (2003) during the 17th Leading-edge Technology for Originality and Creativity. Sponsor. This study was supported by a grant from the Global COE Program entitled, Human Metabolomic Systems Biology and by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas Systems Genomes and on Lifesurveyor from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan as well as research funds from the Yamagata prefectural government and the City of Tsuruoka.

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