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 Department of Molecular Genetics 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.
Linking to particular GeneCards
If you are a web developer and you want to make links to particular GeneCards, use
"https://www.genecards.org/cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=XXX" (with XXX being the gene symbol).
To link using an external id, use
(where YYY is a UniProt accession, EntrezGene id, Ensembl id, or HGNC id).
Optionally, a source for the id can be specified by adding "&id_type=" to the url.
The possible types are "uniprot", "entrezgene", "ensembl", and "hgnc".
To avoid confusion, it is strongly recommended to use the id_type parameter, especially for numeric ids.
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
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
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.