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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find gene–disease relationships?

CTD contains curated and inferred gene–disease relationships. Curated gene--disease relationships are extracted from the published literature by CTD curators or are derived from the OMIM database. Inferred relationships are established via CTD-curated chemical–gene interactions: gene A directly interacts with chemical B, and chemical B has a curated relationship with disease C, so gene A has an inferred relationship with disease C (via chemical B).

Curated and inferred relationships are identified as such, and help you develop hypotheses about mechanisms underlying environmental diseases.

Open the gene page for a gene of interest by performing a gene query. Click on the Diseases tab to view the diseases associated with the gene.