A list of links to external useful websites are provided for your convenience. 


HHMI Educational pages (biointeractive page)

PBS: Public Broadcasting Services. They provide free educational resources.

The Nobel Price: The official website for the Nobel Prize

Academic Research

PubMed: To search for published scientific papers listed in the NCBI PubMed library.

NIH: National Institute of Health. The USA national medical research agency with on-site research and funding programs.

Molecular Biology

Primer3: Web-bases software for primer design.

ApE: A free plasmid editor software for download. 

NCBI Gene: The "NCBI gene" website to search for gene information and external links for all annotated genes.

High Throughput Sequencing and Genome-Wide Analysis Resources

Galaxy: A web-based interface for learning and performing analysis of High Throughput sequence data (i.e. RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq).

GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - A Public Repository for Microarray and High Throughput Sequence data (i.e. RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq).

ENCODE (Official NIH link): Encyclopedia of DNA Elements. Launched in September 2003 by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). See also: ENCODE - Nature.com link.

modENCODE: The modENCODE Project, Model Organism ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements.

UCSC provides a Genome Browser to browse species-specific (e.g. Human or Mouse) gene information, expression data (RNA-Seq) as well as epigenetics and protein binding (ChIP-Seq).

Web Resources for Gene Expression, Function, Interaction and Pathway Analysis

Gene Expression:

GEXC: Stanford Gene Expression Database:

ImmGen: Free access Database for microarray data of sorted hematopoietic cells (ImmGen). Note: Mainly microarray data, and a few RNA-Seq datasets for comparison.

Gene Information:

WIKI gene:Collaborative publishing of gene information (Hoffmann, Nature Genetics, 2008). For more info, see "News"

Transcription Factor Encyclopedia:Website still seems to be under construction, with the published goal: "TFe aims to rapidly educate scientists about the TFs they encounter through the delivery of succinct summaries written and vetted by experts in the field." (Yusuf et al, Genome Biol. 2012;13(3):R24. PMID: 22458515)

Gene interactions

Gene Cloud: To look for published connections between your gene of interest and other genes, as one of the starting points when following up on new genes from target list.

GSEA: From Broad Institute. Free for academic researchers, but requires login. To cite your use of the GSEA software, please reference Subramanian, Tamayo, et al. (2005, PNAS 102, 15545-15550) and Mootha, Lindgren, et al. (2003, Nat Genet 34, 267-273).

Cancer and Disease Related Genes

Oncomine: Cancer transcriptome profiles. Free for academic researchers, but requires login.

GWAS: Database for search of link between genes (by SNPs) and disease. GWAS = genome-wide association study


Wikipedia (English): "The Free Encyclopedia that anyone can edit". Norsk version her

Wiktionary (English): A Free, Open content wiki-based dictionary (that anyone can edit)

        Norsk version av den frie ordboka Wiktionary (Norwegian)


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