MalaCards: The human disease database

MalaCards is an integrated database of human maladies and their annotations, modeled on the architecture and richness of the popular GeneCards database of human genes.  more...

The MalaCards disease and disorders database is organized into "disease cards", each integrating prioritized information, and listing numerous known aliases for each disease, along with a variety of annotations, as well as inter-disease connections, empowered by the GeneCards relational database, searches, and GeneAnalytics set-analyses. Annotations include: symptoms, drugs, articles, genes, clinical trials, related diseases/disorders and more. An automatic computational information retrieval engine populates the disease cards, using remote data, as well as information gleaned using the GeneCards platform to compile the disease database. The MalaCards disease database integrates both specialized and general disease lists, including rare diseases, genetic diseases, complex disorders and more.

MalaCards disease sections are populated by:
1) Directly interrogating disease resources, to establish integrated disease names, synonyms, summaries, drugs/therapeutics/treatments, clinical features, genetic tests, and anatomical context;
2) Searching GeneCards for related publications, and for associated genes;
3) Analyzing disease-associated gene-sets in GeneAnalytics to yield affiliated pathways, phenotypes, compounds, and GO terms;
4) Searching within MalaCards itself, e.g. for additional related diseases/disorders.   less...

19547 disease entries, consolidated from 76 sources

Rappaport et al, MalaCards: an amalgamated human disease compendium with diverse clinical and genetic annotation and structured search, NAR 2017 Database Issue


Explore a Malady

Jump to section for this Malady:

  • Aliases & Classifications
  • Anatomical Context
  • Drugs & Therapeutics
  • Expression
  • Genes
  • Genetic Tests
  • GO Terms
  • Pathways
  • Publications
  • Related Diseases
  • Sources
  • Summaries
  • Symptoms & Phenotypes
  • Variations

NGS Analysis Tools

Knowledge-Driven NGS Analysis
NGS phenotyping

Affiliated Databases

GeneCards The Human Gene Compendium
Embryonic development & stem cell compendium
Super pathways
Genome locator

Analysis Tools

Gene-Set Analysis
GeneCards Batch Queries
Related genes
Human regulatory elements and their target genes
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