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Introduction

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) is an international research infrastructure aiming to identify the function of every gene in the mouse genome by creating and phenotyping mouse knockout lines for each of the 20,000 or so protein-coding genes. Our database is continously growing as data is being generated. A brief description of the project can be found here, and consortium publications are listed here. The IMPC research endeavour involves mice production, phenotyping and data analysis using customised procedures. The data the IMPC is collecting allows to identify the physiological systems that are disrupted when a gene is disabled and thus generate gene-phenotype associations.

This website supports the IMPC research by capturing, storing and disseminating the IMPC processes, data and annotations to the scientific community and the public. The search box in the Homepage allows users to search for a gene, to find the phenotypes that have been associated with it, or, alternatively, search for a phenotype, to discover the genes that have been linked to it. In this way, users access either gene or phenotype pages. The underlying data and phenotypical test that allowed to make these associations are also presented. Users can also search the static content of the IMPC website, using the Search button located in the top right-hand corner of the Homepage. Phenotyping protocols, disease models and publications featuring IMPC alleles or data, including those from the consortium, are also available. Finally, the IMPC blog provides information on recent relevant publications, interviews and news.

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