Metamoodics is a bioinformatics resource that synthesizes the findings from on-going genetic studies of mood disorders, including bipolar disorder and major depression, and displays the findings in their genomic context.
At the core of Metamoodics is a relational database that contains key descriptions and data from the most comprehensive genetic studies on mood disorders that have been published in the literature. It includes data from association, expression and linkage studies, and covers individual positional and/or functional candidate gene studies as well as genome-wide studies. Results of meta or mega analyses of the these studies are provided.
To get started, begin searching Metamoodics by gene, or chromosome/region. If you search by gene, you will be taken to an Information Page that describes the genetic findings on mood disorders with the selected gene. You can then view these findings in the Metamoodics Genome Browser to see how the findings relate to the surrounding genomic landscape. If you search by chromosome/region, you will be taken directly to the Metamoodics Genome Browser from which you can drill down to and navigate to information on specific genes or polymorphisms.