GenomeRNAi: a database for cell-based RNAi phenotypes. 2009 update

Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(Database issue):D448-52. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkp1038. Epub 2009 Nov 12.


The GenomeRNAi database ( contains phenotypes from published cell-based RNA interference (RNAi) screens in Drosophila and Homo sapiens. The database connects observed phenotypes with annotations of targeted genes and information about the RNAi reagent used for the perturbation experiment. The availability of phenotypes from Drosophila and human screens also allows for phenotype searches across species. Besides reporting quantitative data from genome-scale screens, the new release of GenomeRNAi also enables reporting of data from microscopy experiments and curated phenotypes from published screens. In addition, the database provides an updated resource of RNAi reagents and their predicted quality that are available for the Drosophila and the human genome. The new version also facilitates the integration with other genomic data sets and contains expression profiling (RNA-Seq) data for several cell lines commonly used in RNAi experiments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Line
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Computational Biology / trends
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Databases, Protein
  • Drosophila melanogaster / genetics*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods
  • Internet
  • Nucleic Acid Probes
  • Protein Structure, Tertiary
  • RNA Interference*
  • Software


  • Nucleic Acid Probes