In Genome Biology this week, scientists at Maine's Jackson Lab have launched the MouseCyc database. The curated database houses metabolic pathway data for the lab mouse and has been integrated with genetic and genomic data from the Mouse Genome Informatics database and pathway information from other organisms, says the abstract.

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