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Pedigree Analysis Is a Basic Method in Human Genetic:

What does OMIM stand for? What kinds of information are in this database?

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To explain: The meaning of the term “OMIM” and the kind of information provided by such databases.

Introduction: Nowadays, various online databases provide various kinds of biological information. For example, GenBank, Rfam, Pfam, Entrez, and PomBaseand OMIM are the online databases that provide information about genes, DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA and (ribonucleic acid and proteins). These databases can be easily accessed through the internet.

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OMIM stands for the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. It is an online catalog of human genetic traits. OMIM is developed by the researchers of Johns Hopkins University. It is easily available on the internet. A particular trait of OMIM is assigned with a particular MIM number...

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