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NNLM Webinar: Five Clinical Questions You Can Answer Using the NCBI Databases on September 20, 2017

NNLM Webinar: Five Clinical Questions You Can Answer Using the NCBI Databases. NLM Tech Bull. 2017 Sep-Oct;(418):b5.

2017 September 06 [posted]

On September 20, 2017, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) staff will present the Webinar, "Five Clinical Questions You Can Answer Using the NCBI Databases."

In this Webinar you will learn about the NCBI databases Genetic Testing Registry, ClinVar, and MedGen and how to use them to answer the following questions:

  1. How do I locate tests for a clinical feature, gene or disease?
  2. How do I locate records for a specified list of symptoms, clinical features (e.g., aortic aneurysm)?
  3. How do I find specific disease-causing variants?
  4. How can I get information about the review status of an assertion of clinical significance for a genetic variant in relation to a disease?
  5. What are the differences between the NCBI medical genetics databases regarding searching for phenotypes / clinical features?

A basic familiarity with genetics vocabulary will be helpful in understanding this Webinar. For a review, see The New Genetics, an educational booklet by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

Peter Cooper and Bonnie Maidak, NCBI

Date and time: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT

To register:

More information on NNLM Bioinformatics Education Webinars and National Network of Libraries of Medicine training is available.

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