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NNLM Offering “5 Clinical Questions You Can Answer with NCBI Databases” Webinar on Sept. 20

(via Molly Knapp, University of Utah)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, in conjunction with the National Center for Biotechnology Information, will offer the webinar “5 Clinical Questions You Can Answer with NCBI Databases (GTR, ClinVar, MedGen)”. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 20, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CST.

In this webinar, you will learn about the NCBI databases GTR, ClinVar, and MedGen, and how to use them to answer the following questions.

1. How do I locate tests for a clinical feature, gene or disease in GTR?
2. What do the stars mean in the ClinVar database and why are they important?
3. How do I locate database records for a specified list of symptoms, clinical features (e.g., aortic aneurysm)?
4. How do I find specific disease-causing variants using ClinVar?
5. What are the differences between MedGen, ClinVar, and GTR regarding searching for phenotypes / clinical features?

A basic familiarity with genetics vocabulary will be helpful in understanding this webinar. For a review, see The New Genetics, an educational booklet by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

For more information, and to register, go here. The webinar is part of the Bioinformatics Education series, which introduces participants to different topics and tools they can use in their libraries to support bioinformatics education and discovery.

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