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The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) provides comprehensive integrated biological information for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae along with search and analysis tools to explore these data, enabling the discovery of functional relationships between sequence and gene products in fungi and higher organisms.


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  • Yeast Tackles Climate Change


    One of the best parts about doing outreach with a museum is creating a successful hands on activity for the visitors. This is not an easy thing to do. You first create something that you think will appeal to and educate visitors. When that falls flat on its face, you then do a series of tweaks until it is working smoothly. In the end you have smiling kids who understand DNA better (or at all)! Genetic engineering... Read...
  • Too Much of a Good Thing


    Like a ruined cookie with too much salt, a cell can go haywire when it has too many copies of certain genes. And of course, cells can deal perfectly well with too many copies of other genes. Just like adding too many chocolate chips to your cookies might make an even better cookie! Finding out which genes are like salt and which ones are like chocolate chips is of more than just general biological interest. It... Read...
  • Personalized Essential Genes


    Every smartphone has a few, key functions. For example, they all let you make calls, send texts, take pictures, and search the web. But smartphones also have their own specialized functions depending on who owns them. Maybe you're an avid Candy Crusher and so you have every iteration of that game on your phone. Or maybe you have an ESPN app that lets you watch football highlights. There are pretty much an infinite number of possible... Read...
  • New SGD Help Video: Finding Human Homology & Disease Information


    Looking for human disease-related information in SGD? There is so much to find! Active areas of curation at SGD include yeast-human homology, alleles and phenotype variants, functional complementation relationships, and disease associations. There are plenty of ways to find this information on our website, and it takes just 90 seconds to learn how - what are you waiting for? For more SGD Help Videos, visit our YouTube channel, and be sure to subscribe so you don't... Read...

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