Mendelian Inheritance in Man


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Mendelian Inheritance in Man (MIM),

(men-dē'lē-ăn in-her'i-tans man),
A standard, comprehensive, regularly updated reference source for traits in humans that have been shown to be mendelian or that are thought on reasonable grounds to be so. Each entry has a six-digit catalogue number. Those securely established (by molecular biology or by extensive clinical studies) are marked with an asterisk.

Mendelian Inheritance in Man

A database begun in the early 1960s by Dr VA McKusick as a catalog of mendelian traits and disorders. 12 paper editions were published between 1966 and 1998. The online version, OMIM, was created in the mid-1980s and went live on the web in 1995.

Men·del·i·an In·her·i·tance in Man

(MIM) (men-dē'lē-ăn in-her'i-tăns man)
A standard, comprehensive, regularly updated reference source for traits in humans that have been shown to be mendelian or that are thought on reasonable grounds to be so. Each entry has a six-digit catalog number. Those securely established (by molecular biology or by extensive clinical studies) are marked with an asterisk.
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The Welch Library's Applied Research Laboratory has integrated the library into scientific communication at Johns Hopkins through its work in the development and management of the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man database (OMIM[TM]) and the Human Genome Data Base (GDB[TM]).
Included among the databases on offer are GenBank, the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, the Cancer Genome Anatomy Project, and numerous organism-specific genome databases.
One particularly helpful site is the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man resource of the National Institutes of Health (see box), where a database search can identify syndromes based on characteristics.
The latest generation of the database includes an assembled genome and integration of more than 35 databases onto a genomic scaffold, including the DoubleTwist Annotated Human and Mouse Gene Indices, the Weizmann Institute's GeneCards(TM) database and Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM).