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Research tools: online tools for medical researchers

Tools recommended by researchers, feel free to comment or add new links......

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15 April 2010

For carrying out research

  • BLAST - Basic Local Alignment Search Tool for comparing gene and protein sequences against others in public databases
  • ClustalW2 – Multiple sequence alignment program for DNA or proteins
  • EMAN - suite of scientific image processing tools aimed primarily at the transmission electron microscopy community
  • EMBER – practical guide to bioinformatics
  • ExPASy – Tools for the analysis of protein sequences and structures
  • Genecards - searchable, integrated, database of human genes that provides concise genomic, transcriptomic, genetic, proteomic, functional and disease related information on all known and predicted human genes
  • LS-SNP - annotated database of SNPs.
  • NCBI – National Center for Biotechnology Information provides access to a wide range of online tools
  • OMIM – Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man is a catalogue of human genes and genetic disorders, with links to the literature
  • PMut - software aimed at the annotation and prediction of pathological mutations
  • Polyphen - predicts possible impact of an amino acid substitution on the structure and function of a human protein
  • SIFT BLink - provides SIFT predictions for a single protein for a given RefSeq ID or a gi number
  • SNPs3D - assigns molecular functional effects of non-synonymous SNPs based on structure and sequence analysis

For staying in touch with the field and with colleagues

  • Pubcrawler – alerting service for Medline and GenBank
  • Zetoc – relevant journal/paper updater

For guidance with ethical issues

  • BioEdge - latest news from around the world on bioethics
  • NHS National Research Ethics Service

For funding opportunities

  • ResearchResearch

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Another great online tool for medical researchers is

On, scientists can view summarized information from millions of life sciences research papers and make quicker, informed decisions about the antibodies to use for their assays. Bioz' goal is to help scientists save time and money when selecting products to use in their experiments.

Koby Wong
08:20 on 7 February 2017

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