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Version: 3.11
Last updated:
21 Nov 2013
NCBI Assembly used:
Build 37
Ensembl version:
Release 73
UCSC version:
Hg 19
Unigene version used: 236


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What is GeneLoc?


The GeneLoc algorithm creates an integrated map of the human genome. GeneLoc unifies gene collections, eliminates redundancies, and assigns each gene a meaningful location-based identifier, which also serves as its GeneCards ID. GeneLoc currently uses gene sets from NCBI and Ensembl. It compares these collections, deciding which entries should be consolidated and which are discrete. Since the gene annotations use the same assembly and coordinate scheme, GeneLoc effects this gene integration by comparing genomic locations. The resulting GeneLoc 'gene territory' reflects the range of the unified genes, taking into account every exon.

Additionally, DNA segments, classified by categories (such as STSs mapped by various methods and EST clusters) are presented, alongside the genes, on a Megabase-scale map, with further information and links to relevant databases. Coming soon: genomic clones and more EST clusters will be added to the GeneLoc map.

GeneLoc includes data from numerous resources, including the Genome Database, Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research, Genethon, NCBI and others (references).

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