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12/7/2022 – New paper alert! Published in Genes


We are excited to announce our most recent paper on the Ontological Analysis of Coronavirus Associated Human Genes at the COVID-19 Disease Portal.
By Shur-Jen Wang, et al. Published in Genes, in a special issue featuring papers in human genomics and genetic diseases.
The COVID-19 pandemic stemmed a parallel upsurge in the scientific literature about SARS-CoV-2 infection and its health burden. The Rat Genome Database (RGD) created a COVID-19 Disease Portal to leverage information from the scientific literature via manual curation of PubMed literature. The portal contains data for nine ontologies related to COVID-19, an embedded enrichment analysis tool, as well as links to a toolkit. The results of our analyses confirms the immune system’s role in COVID-19 and identifies the liver as a target for genes associated with COVID-19. Information in RGD’s COVID-19 disease portal can generate new hypotheses to potentiate novel therapies and prevention of acute and long-term complications of COVID-19.

The open-access paper can be accessed HERE.



RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.