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We are entering a new era of mouse phenomics, driven by large-scale and economical generation of mouse mutants coupled with increasingly sophisticated and comprehensive phenotyping. These studies are generating large, multidimensional gene-phenotype data sets, which are shedding new light on the mammalian genome landscape and revealing many hitherto unknown features of mammalian gene function. Moreover, these phenome resources provide a wealth of disease models and can be integrated with human genomics data as a powerful approach for the interpretation of human genetic variation and its relationship to disease. In the future, the development of novel phenotyping platforms allied to improved computational approaches, including machine learning, for the analysis of phenotype data will continue to enhance our ability to develop a comprehensive and powerful model of mammalian gene-phenotype space.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/s41576-018-0005-2

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nature reviews. genetics

Publication Date

06/2018

Volume

19

Pages

357 - 370

Addresses

MRC Harwell Institute, Harwell, UK. S.brown@har.mrc.ac.uk.