Late last month, the National Cancer Institute and Nature Publishing Group launched the Pathway Interaction Database, the latest signalling pathway database in town. Yesterday, the National Library of Medicine announced the release of dbGAP, a database developed by the
Center for Biotechnology. Designed to be a one-stop shop for looking at data from genome-wide association studies, the database includes statistical association info between genes and selected phenotypes. So far, dbGaP contains data from a National Eye Institute study on age-related macular degeneration, as well as a NINDS-supported study on Parkinson’s disease. DbGAP is slated to also house data generated by the Genetic Association Information Network, a public-private partnership launched earlier this year.