Human Gene-Centric Databases at the Weizmann Institute of Science: GeneCards, UDB, CroW 21 and HORDE

Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Jan 1;31(1):142-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkg050.


Recent enhancements and current research in the GeneCards (GC) ( project are described, including the addition of gene expression profiles and integrated gene locations. Also highlighted are the contributions of specialized associated human gene-centric databases developed at the Weizmann Institute. These include the Unified Database (UDB) ( for human genome mapping, the human Chromosome 21 database at the Weizmann Insti-tute (CroW 21) (, and the Human Olfactory Receptor Data Explora-torium (HORDE) ( The synergistic relationships amongst these efforts have positively impacted the quality, quantity and usefulness of the GeneCards gene compendium.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 21*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genome, Human*
  • Humans
  • Israel
  • Receptors, Odorant / genetics*


  • Receptors, Odorant