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Database of Genomic Variants

NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 655
Feuk L., Zhang J., Khaja R., MacDonald J.R., Duggan G. and Scherer S.W.
Program in Genetics and Genomic Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto ON Canada M5G 1X8.

Database Description

The objective of the Genome Variation Database is to provide a comprehensive summary of human large-scale genomic variants with information about frequency and relationship to genes, segmental duplications and genome assembly gaps. The Genome Variation Database will provide a useful catalog of control data for studies aiming to correlate large-scale genomic variation with phenotypic data. The database is continuously updated with information from in-house experimental data as well as data from published research studies. Submissions are welcome.

Recent Developments

Keyword and BLAT searches of the database have been implemented and results can be viewed in the UCSC Genome Browser, Human Segmental Duplication Database or the Chromosome 7 Annotation Project Database.


We thank The Centre for Applied Genomics at the Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) as well as collaborators worldwide. Supported by Genome Canada, McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Scholar Program (to S.W.S.) and the HSC Foundation.


1: Iafrate AJ, Feuk L, Rivera MN, Listewnik ML, Donahoe PK, Qi Y, Scherer SW, Lee C. Detection of large-scale variation in the human genome. Nat Genet. 2004 Sep;36(9):949-51. Epub 2004 Aug 01.

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