For over two decades, GeneCards has provided gene-centric information, automatically mined and integrated from myriad data sources, resulting in a web-based card for each of the tens of thousands of human gene entries.
The GeneCards database is developed and maintained in the Crown Human Genome Center at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel . Founded in 1997, the GeneCards project defined as its goal to integrate the fragments of information scattered over a variety of specialized databases into a coherent picture.
Commercial users can have access to the GeneCards relational database in collaboration with LifeMap Sciences, Inc.
Extracting Information About Many Genes
In addition to the detailed "card" view of individual genes, GeneCards provides two powerful tools for working with sets of genes, GeneAlaCart and GeneAnalytics:
- GeneALaCart accepts a list (batch) of gene symbols or identifiers, together with the user's selected data fields of interest (e.g. aliases, descriptions, proteins, disorders, publications, etc), and produces a tabulated file of annotations for the gene set.
- GeneAnalytics uses novel algorithms to provides significantly enriched gene associations to disorders, pathways, GO terms, expression and compounds from GeneCards and MalaCards. GeneAnalytics presents the information attractively and interactively.