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DiseaseCard: A Web-Based Tool for the Collaborative Integration of Genetic and Medical Information

  • José Luís Oliveira
  • Gaspar Dias
  • Ilídio Oliveira
  • Patrícia Rocha
  • Isabel Hermosilla
  • Javier Vicente
  • Inmaculada Spiteri
  • Fernando Martin-Sánchez
  • António Sousa Pereira
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3337)

Abstract

The recent advances on genomics and proteomics research bring up a significant grow on the information that is publicly available. However, navigating through genetic and bioinformatics databases can be a too complex and unproductive task for a primary care physician. Moreover, considering the rare genetic diseases field, we verify that the knowledge about a specific disease is commonly disseminated over a small group of experts. The capture, maintenance and sharing of this knowledge over user-friendly interfaces will introduce new insights in the understanding of some rare genetic diseases. In this paper we present DiseaseCard, a web available collaborative service that aims to integrate and disseminate genetic and medical information on rare genetic diseases.

Paper Domain:Methods and systems for database integration Biological and medical data visualization Health bioinformatics and genomics

Keywords

Biomedical databases Biomedicine Rare genetic diseases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Luís Oliveira
    • 1
  • Gaspar Dias
    • 1
  • Ilídio Oliveira
    • 1
  • Patrícia Rocha
    • 1
  • Isabel Hermosilla
    • 2
  • Javier Vicente
    • 2
  • Inmaculada Spiteri
    • 2
  • Fernando Martin-Sánchez
    • 2
  • António Sousa Pereira
    • 1
  1. 1.IEETA/DETUniversidade de AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)MadridSpain

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