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The UCSC Known Genes

Overview of attention for article published in Bioinformatics, February 2006
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1 Q&A thread


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The UCSC Known Genes
Published in
Bioinformatics, February 2006
DOI 10.1093/bioinformatics/btl048
Pubmed ID

F. Hsu, W. J. Kent, H. Clawson, R. M. Kuhn, M. Diekhans, D. Haussler


The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Known Genes dataset is constructed by a fully automated process, based on protein data from Swiss-Prot/TrEMBL (UniProt) and the associated mRNA data from Genbank. The detailed steps of this process are described. Extensive cross-references from this dataset to other genomic and proteomic data were constructed. For each known gene, a details page is provided containing rich information about the gene, together with extensive links to other relevant genomic, proteomic and pathway data. As of July 2005, the UCSC Known Genes are available for human, mouse and rat genomes. The Known Genes serves as a foundation to support several key programs: the Genome Browser, Proteome Browser, Gene Sorter and Table Browser offered at the UCSC website. All the associated data files and program source code are also available. They can be accessed at http://genome.ucsc.edu. The genomic coverage of UCSC Known Genes, RefSeq, Ensembl Genes, H-Invitational and CCDS is analyzed. Although UCSC Known Genes offers the highest genomic and CDS coverage among major human and mouse gene sets, more detailed analysis suggests all of them could be further improved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 15 6%
France 4 2%
Germany 4 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
Brazil 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
China 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 217 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 70 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 67 26%
Student > Master 28 11%
Student > Bachelor 17 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 15 6%
Other 47 19%
Unknown 9 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 126 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 58 23%
Computer Science 20 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 8%
Engineering 4 2%
Other 14 6%
Unknown 12 5%

Attention Score in Context

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