SFARI Gene launches animal model module
SFARI Gene has introduced a new module that extracts information about relevant mouse models of autism from the scientific literature and presents it in an easily readable tabular format.
Sharmila Banerjee-Basu, founder and president of Mindspec Inc., and Alan Packer, associate director for research at SFARI, have published an article describing this new module in the community news section of the journal Disease Models & Mechanisms.
The animal models are all annotated with a controlled vocabulary of phenotypic terms to allow comparisons across models. Each model is also linked in the database to information about the gene that is mutated in the mouse. This information is continually updated as new studies appear in the literature.
We invite users to comment on or annotate each entry, with the aim of generating a database that is comprehensive and accurate.
View the journal article below, or download a pdf copy.