The success of future medical research is directly reliant on researchers being able to find and use the overwhelming genomics data now present and becoming available on the web
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 11, 2009
OpenHelix today announced the publishing of an article introducing and exploring the many online genomics resources available to the public. With over 3,000 genomic resources, tools and databases available on the web, and more being added rapidly, the article also explores the various issues concerning the growth of these tools, their number, and the sheer size of the data available.
The article is published by Nature Publishing Group's Nature Education division on their new Scitable portal. Scitable is an open online teaching and learning portal that publishes high-quality educational articles and combines community features to fuel the exchanges of scientific insights, teaching practices and study resources.
"The success of future medical research is directly reliant on researchers being able to find and use the overwhelming genomics data now present and becoming available on the web," explained lead author Warren Lathe, Chief Scientific Officer at OpenHelix. "In this article we give a stepping-in point for those seeking to better understand the data and the resources used to present it to the scientific community."
Additionally, readers can find out more about these resources and access online tutorials, exercises, slides, Quick reference Cards and other training materials at http://www.openhelix.com. Many tutorials are sponsored by the resource providers themselves and are therefore free to the user. Over 60 tutorials are also available through a cost-effective subscription to individuals, groups or institutions.
Article Reference and Link:
LATHE, W., WILLIAMS, J., MANGAN, M., and KAROLCHIK, D. Genomic Data Resources: Challenges and Promises. Nature Education 1(3), (2008)
OpenHelix, LLC, (http://www.openhelix.com) provides the genomics knowledge you need when you need it. OpenHelix provides online self-run tutorials and on-site training for institutions and companies on the most powerful and popular free, web based, publicly accessible bioinformatics resources. In addition, OpenHelix is contracted by resource providers to provide comprehensive, long-term training and outreach programs.