Go to Scholar.Google.com and type in the rsid number of the variant you would like to learn more about (e.g.: rs7412). Google Scholar will return a list of any research including that search term. This search is often more helpful than Pubmed, as Pubmed links to articles that may be behind a subscription pay wall, whereas Google Scholar will show if any free version exists on the internet. From there you can 1) scroll the resulting list or 2) further narrow you search by adding keywords of interest to the search box or 3) limit your search using filters like date, author, etc. N.B.: Just because an article appears in a list for any given snp, it is merely a flag for research that mentions the SNP. The research may not have found an association or even mention that SNP at all, e.g. it appeared in the bibliography only. You must read the research itself otherwise known as using human intelligence. In order to perform an exhaustive search you must also use all other aliases or names for the SNP in question, eg: MTHFR C677T instead of rs1801133 or COMT V158M for rs4680. Early on (and even now!) in the field of gene mutation research, rsid numbers were not uniformally used as designators for the SNP in research or keyword tagging.
Articles in this section
- Why Doesn’t StrateGene Report on APOE SNPs?
- My notable variation for a haplotype says "indeterminate" - what does this mean?
- How come the StrateGene SNP list is so different from what I am reading elsewhere online?
- How accurate are the COMT Haplotype speeds?
- How important is MAT1A in the SAM/methionine story?
- My COMT speed (specifically V158M/RS4680) was different in a previous StrateGene report than what is being reported here in my new StrateGene. Why is this?
- What does “increased risk” mean?
- How can I find more information about a particular SNP?
- I see results reported as NA, NC, or "indeterminate". What does this mean?
- What is meant by "tag SNP"?