WormBase 2017: Molting into a new stage

Raymond Y.N. Lee, Kevin L. Howe, Todd W. Harris, Valerio Arnaboldi, Scott Cain, Juancarlos Chan, Wen J. Chen, Paul Davis, Sibyl Gao, Christian Grove, Ranjana Kishore, Hans Michael Muller, Cecilia Nakamura, Paulo Nuin, Michael Paulini, Daniela Raciti, Faye Rodgers, Matt Russell, Gary Schindelman, Mary Ann TuliKimberly Van Auken, Qinghua Wang, Gary Williams, Adam Wright, Karen Yook, Matthew Berriman, Paul Kersey, Tim Schedl, Lincoln Stein, Paul W. Sternberg

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WormBase (http://www.wormbase.org) is an important knowledge resource for biomedical researchers worldwide. To accommodate the ever increasing amount and complexity of research data, WormBase continues to advance its practices on data acquisition, curation and retrieval to most effectively deliver comprehensive knowledge about Caenorhabditis elegans, and genomic information about other nematodes and parasitic flatworms. Recent notable enhancements include user-directed submission of data, such as micropublication; genomic data curation and presentation, including additional genomes and JBrowse, respectively; new query tools, such as SimpleMine, Gene Enrichment Analysis; new data displays, such as the Person Lineage browser and the Summary of Ontology-based Annotations. Anticipating more rapid data growth ahead, WormBase continues the process of migrating to a cutting-edge database technology to achieve better stability, scalability, reproducibility and a faster response time. To better serve the broader research community, WormBase, with five other Model Organism Databases and The Gene Ontology project, have begun to collaborate formally as the Alliance of Genome Resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D869-D874
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue numberD1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


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