Elsevier has introduced Genome Viewer, a new interactive feature on SciVerse ScienceDirect that displays detailed gene or genomic sequence information for applicable life sciences journals.

We found this interesting information on KnowledgeSpeak in their article, “Elsevier introduces new interactive feature on SciVerse ScienceDirect to enrich content of articles.” The Genome Viewer utilizes a genome browser developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health. After collaboration with the NCBI during development, Elsevier is the first publisher to incorporate the technology into an application for viewing detailed information about the gene sequences that are mentioned in articles.

This takes metatagging to a new level with indexing. Hopefully they have built a solid thesaurus to support this technology.