July 6, 2010 — If you want to locate a gene ontology term, point your browser to the European Bioinformatics Institute and its Ontology Lookup Service. Enter the term names of search by term ID. If you don’t know what a “term ID” is, the service won’t be of much use to you. OLS, a spin-off of an earlier project, is a federating service that allows a single query to be passed against various sources. For more information and links to technical documentation, navigate to http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ontology-lookup/

Stephen E Arnold, July 6, 2010