Introduction to Biomedical Ontologies 1: What is an Ontology?

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While reading an article or looking at a website, have you ever seen the term “ontology” and wondered what that meant? Do you hear people talking about using ontologies and ask yourself what the hubbub is about? This video is designed to help answer those questions. Here is a beginner’s look at what an ontology is and why ontologies are an important tool in the scientist’s toolbox.

Getting Started with GBrowse

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So you've heard people talking about "Genome Browsers" but you've never used one and you're not quite sure where to start. This video is just what you've been looking for! We use the Rat Genome Browser at the Rat Genome Database as an example, but this information is applicable to any similar "GBrowse" tool. Check this out for a quick look at "Getting started with GBrowse".

Finding polymorphic Rat SNPs using RGD's SNPlotyper tool

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This screencast shows how to identify polymorphic SNPs between different rat strains using RGD's SNPlotyper tool and the STAR consortium SNP genotype dataset. SNPlotyper is available at the Rat Genome Database (http://rgd.mcw.edu) and contains SNP genotype data produced by the european STAR consortium (http://www.snp-star.eu/)

When it Comes to the Rat Genome, Bigger is Better

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The rat genome comes to life through the use of the Gviewer tool. This video will show you how to use this helpful tool within the RGD website at http://rgd.mcw.edu/ . Genes, QTLs, and species syntenies of interest can all be visualized with ease as the Gviewer zooms in and navigates through the rat genome with a few clicks. See our website at http://rgd.mcw.edu/ for more tools for rat researchers.

It’s easy to get lost on the biological superhighway. Thankfully, we brought a map.

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Biological annotations and terms have gotten a makeover with RGD’s interactive pathway diagrams. The Rat Genome Database makes biological pathways and their components easy to navigate and analyze through this newly added diagrams feature at http://rgd.mcw.edu/wg/pathway?100 . This video will show you how to easily access, view, and gather information from these diagrams and all the great tools they offer. See our RGD website at http://rgd.mcw.edu for more information and tools for...

Some prefer blue jeans...RGD prefers disease genes

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Who knew you could find disease genes without even stepping into the laboratory? This video provides a tutorial on how to utilize the Disease Portals on the Rat Genome Database website at http://rgd.mcw.edu/wg/portals . These portals allow you to search for disease, phenotype, biological process, and pathway specific rat, mouse, and human genes and data. See our RGD website at http://rgd.mcw.edu for more information and tools for researchers...