A new sensor will soon join the Citation Sensor and Drug Sensor in PubMed®. Gene Sensor checks the query entered in the search box and if it detects the symbol for a gene found in the Gene database, a "Gene Information" box displays above the search results with links to organism-specific information and the full report in Gene (see Figure 1). As with the other Sensors, Gene Sensor will evolve over time and is being phased in, so all users will not see it initially.
The Gene database has over five million genes from the RefSeq (Reference Sequence) collection.
Gene Sensor. NLM Tech Bull. 2008 Nov-Dec (365):e16.