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Featured RGD Video Tutorials

Introduction to the Variant Visualizer

The examination of SNPs has undergone a recent change, and in response to this change, RGD has released the new Variant Visualizer tool (VarVis), taking the place of the old SNPlotyper tool. VarVis is a visualization and analysis tool for sequence variation. The data currently contains 22 rat strains sequenced by 4 independent labs.

The Gene Annotator

The Gene Annotator takes a list of gene symbols, RGD IDs, GenBank accession numbers, Ensembl identifiers, and/or a chromosomal region, and retrieves annotation data from RGD. This tool will retrieve annotations from any or all ontologies used at RGD for genes and their orthologs, as well as links to additional information at other databases.


The Introduction to Biological Nomenclature Series

Accurate biological nomenclature is an indispensable tool used to create unambiguous annotations for genetic objects such as genes, QTLs and strains. Learn more about this valuable tool with this video series.

Click here to access RGD's Rat Community Videos page.  This page includes all of the tutorial videos that RGD has produced, plus other videos of interest to rat researchers.
 Conference Watch
Keystone Symposia - The Biological Code of Cell Signaling, Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, CO, USA - January 11-16, 2015; Abstract Deadline: October 15, 2014
Keystone Symposia - Integrating Metabolism and Tumor Biology, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - January 13-18, 2015; Abstract Deadline: October 16, 2014
Global Technology Community 12th Annual Cytokines & Inflammation Conference, San Diego, CA, USA - January 29-30, 2015; Abstract deadline: December 29, 2014
Keystone Symposia - Tumor Immunology: Multidisciplinary Science Driving Combination Therapy, Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada - February 8-13, 2015; Abstract Deadline: November 12, 2014
Gordon Research Conference - Mammalian DNA Repair, Four Points Sheraton, Venura CA, USA - February 8-13, 2015; Application Deadline: January 11, 2015
Keystone Symposia - Long Noncoding RNAs: From Evolution to Function, Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA - March 15-20, 2015; Abstract Deadline: December 16, 2014
Systems Biology: Networks, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA - March 17-21, 2015; Abstract Deadline: January 16, 2015
Society of Toxicology 54th Annual Meeting, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA - March 22-26, 2015; Abstract Deadline: October 7, 2014
AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science, Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA - March 23-27, 2015; Submission Deadline: September 25, 2014
Personalised Cancer Medicine & Big Data Analysis - 7th International Conference of Contemporary Oncology, Plac Andersa 3, Poznan, Poland - March 25-27, 2015; Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2015
Experimental Biology 2015, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, USA - March 28-April 1; Abstract deadline: January 21, 2015
Keystone Symposia - DNA Methylation, Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA - March 29-April 3, 2015; Abstract Deadline: January 8, 2015
Eighth International Biocuration Conference, Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China - April 23-26, 2015; Abstract Deadline: February 12, 2015
The Biology of Genomes, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA - May 5-9, 2015; Abstract Deadline: February 13, 2015
21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA - May 26-31, 2015; Abstract Deadline: March 6, 2015
23rd Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland - July 10-14, 2015; Abstract Deadline: February 27, 2015
2015 RGD Rat
A high resolution PDF of the 2015 RGD Rat Calendar is now available on our ftp site. Click here to view, download, print and share it!
Chromatin Remodeling
RGD releases an interactive diagram for the chromatin remodeling pathway. Click here for details.
New Imported
Disease Annotations
RGD now displays disease annotations imported from ClinVar, OMIM and GAD. Click here to find out more.
DNA and Histone
Modification Pathways
RGD releases two pathway diagrams for the modification of DNA and histones. Click here for more details.
Sensory Organ
Disease Portal
RGD’s Sensory Organ Disease Portal is a cross-species resource that integrates genes, QTL and strains linked to diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, sensorineural hearing loss and more, as well as associated phenotypes, biological processes and pathways. Click here for details.
RNA Polymerase I
Transcription Pathway
RGD publishes an interactive diagram for the RNA polymerase I transcription pathway. Click here for details.
RNA Polymerase II
Transcription Pathway
RGD publishes an interactive diagram for the RNA polymerase II transcription pathway. Click here to explore this complex system.
Variant Visualizer v5.0
Assembly Data
The Variant Visualizer tool now includes data for both RGSC3.4 and the new v5.0 rat assembly. Click here and select "RGSC Genome Assembly v5.0" from the dropdown to try it out. And don't forget--you can have your data loaded and use the tool to analyze it without it becoming public.
 Latest News
    12/15 - RGD releases a new interactive diagram for the RNA polymerase II transcription pathway
    12/10 - A high resolution PDF of RGD's 2015 Rat Calendar is now available
    10/27 - RGD publishes the interactive pathway diagram page for RNA polymerase I transcription
    09/25 - RGD releases an interactive diagram page for the chromatin remodeling pathway
    09/23 - RGD announces the release of the new Sensory Organ Disease Portal
    09/08 - RGD releases interactive diagram pages for DNA and histone modification pathways
    09/03 - Production for RGD's 2015 Rat Calendar is underway
    07/29 - RGD gene report pages now display disease annotations divided into manual and imported annotations from ClinVar, OMIM and GAD
    07/28 - RGD announces the release of an updated interactive diagram page for the pancreatic cancer pathway
    07/22 - RGD publishes updated interactive diagram pages for the prostate cancer pathway and the altered androgen signaling pathway
    07/07 - RGD releases interactive diagram pages for a comprehensive p53 signaling pathway update and the new altered p53 signaling pathway
    06/23 - RGD releases three interactive diagram pages for ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) signaling and the two pathways of double-strand DNA break repair it promotes
    05/05 - RGD publishes new diagrams for paracetamol (acetaminophen) drug pathways and for the cyclooxygenase mediated arachidonic acid metabolism and prostanoid biosynthesis pathways that the drug affects
    04/14 - RGD publishes the interactive diagram page for the organophosphate response pathway
    04/07 - RGD releases new pathway diagrams for acetylcholine signaling via nicotinic and muscarinic receptors along with an overview of the acetylcholine signaling system
    03/13 - RGD announces the release of the Estrogen Pathway Suite
    03/12 - RGD releases three interactive diagrams for the cisplatin drug pathway and for cisplatin and bisphenol A response pathways
    02/25 - RGD publishes a new interactive diagram for the auditory mechanotransduction pathway
    02/24 - RGD releases interactive diagrams for the retinitis pigmentosa disease pathway and associated altered visual phototransduction and altered retinoid cycle metabolic pathways
    02/02 - RGD releases comprehensive updates of the tumor necrosis factor and nuclear factor kappa B signaling pathways
    01/31 - RGD announces the addition of links to PhenoGen from rat and mouse gene pages
    01/20 - RGD publishes interactive pathway diagrams for the antihyperglycemic drug metformin as well as updated AMPK signaling and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus pathways