Databases Gone Wild: Who brought the KEGG

Dec 01 2011 Published by under Database

Day 4 of 5.  We're closing in on hotel motel time now folks.

So lets take a look at the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes, which was created by our friends at the Japanese Human Genome Project in the mid 1990s.  KEGG allows you to search for genes and create pathway maps (you know those ones that are so pervasive in glamour mags these days.  You can also look a variety of chemicals and obtain pertinent information in addition to structure (including jmol files).  Sadly not all of the features of KEGG are free, apparently now they want you to kick in a few bucks to tap the keg once in a while.  But there is a lot of good free stuff on there, so fire up the google machine and check it out.

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