Sequence variation database project at the European Bioinformatics Institute

Heikki Lehväslaiho, Elia Stupka, Michael Ashburner

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The sequence variation project at EBI aims to create a unified resource for browsing and searching sequence differences. Technical advances in reading in new data types and in validating and cross-referencing entries are reported. It is suggested that the hardest problems in unifying mutation databases are related to intellectual property rights. The concept of copylefting is introduced as a potential solution to these.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-56
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Mutation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Central databases
  • Copyleft
  • Cross-referencing databases
  • EBI
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Locus-specific databases
  • MDI
  • Mutation database
  • Mutation validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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