alexa Arab genetic disease database (AGDDB): a population-specific clinical and mutation database.
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

Author(s): Teebi AS, Teebi SA, Porter CJ, Cuticchia AJ

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Abstract Here we present the Arab Genetic Disease Database (AGDDB), a curated catalog of genetic disorders found in Arab populations. The first release of the database is populated primarily with information from the textbook Genetic Disorders Among Arab Populations [Teebi and Farag, 1997]. AGDDB is composed of data elements revolving around disorder reports. Other reports cover clinical, genomic, reference, and population frequency elements and their important attributes. The Arab Genetic Disease Consortium (30 investigators, 18 countries) is responsible for editing and reviewing AGDDB data. After initial indexing, AGDDB contains over 1,000 unique disorder entries. Entries are linked to their counterparts in the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database; similar associations with relevant locus-specific and central mutation databases are planned. The database can be queried by keyword across all its fields, with more focused searches allowed. The database is freely available and may be accessed at The database serves as a robust prototype for cataloging variation and disorder information within a specific population. Copyright 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc. This article was published in Hum Mutat and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics

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