This week, we profile Mutations@A Glance an integrative web tool originally developed by Dr. Osamu Ohara’s lab, and currently maintained by Dr. Atsushi Hijikata at the Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology. Dr. Hijikata kindly answered our questions.

  1. In one tweet or less, introduce us to your tool/database/website.
    Mutation@A Glance is an integrated analytical platform of genetic variants including disease-associated mutations in humans.

  3. Why is your tool/database/website unique?
    Mutation@A Glance provides users an integrated graphical user-interface to visualize genetic variants including disease-causing mutations along with the genomic-DNA, amino acid sequences and tertiary/quaternary structures of the protein encoded by the gene of interest. Mutation@A Glance also has a function of sequence mapping which enables users to visualize the genetic variations on the viewer with known SNP/mutations and evaluate the impact of the variations on the protein function.

  5. What improvements are coming in the future?
    We are now preparing an improved user-interface and update the genetic variants data provided by COSMIC, and also ExomeVariant Server.

  7. Who is the team behind your project?
    Mutation@A Glance was originally developed by Laboratory for Immunogenomics of Dr. Osamu Ohara at RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (currently RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences), and maintained by Dr. Atsushi Hijikata at Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology.

Thanks to Dr. Atsushi Hijikata, himself, for guiding us through his awesome tool. Be sure to check out their plugin in the plugin library.