The Mouse Tumor Biology database.

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Databases-as-Topic, Disease-Models-Animal, Genes-p16, Humans, Mice, Neoplasms-Experimental, Quantitative-Trait-Loci

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Nat Rev Cancer 2008 Jun; 8(6):459-65.


The laboratory mouse has long been an important tool in the study of the biology and genetics of human cancer. With the advent of genetic engineering techniques, DNA microarray analyses, tissue arrays and other large-scale, high-throughput data generating methods, the amount of data available for mouse models of cancer is growing exponentially. Tools to integrate, locate and visualize these data are crucial to aid researchers in their investigations. The Mouse Tumor Biology database (http://tumor.informatics.jax.org) seeks to address that need.