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The Saccharomyces Genome Database (SGD) provides comprehensive integrated biological information for the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae along with search and analysis tools to explore these data, enabling the discovery of functional relationships between sequence and gene products in fungi and higher organisms.

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  • Not Recycling (RNA) Can be Bad for your Health

    01/12/2017

    Not too long ago, it was common to see people pouring used motor oil into street drains. Or to have people dumping old prescription drugs down their sinks. Practices like these were (and are) terrible for the environment. Nature simply can’t deal with a buildup of this stuff (click here for some examples of the effects of pharmaceuticals on the environment). Which is why it is so great that there are now ways to deal with waste... Read...
  • Happy Holidays from SGD!

    12/20/2016

    We want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family, friends and lab mates the best during the upcoming holidays. Stanford University will be closed for two weeks from Wednesday, December 21, 2016 through Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Regular operations will resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Although SGD staff members will be taking time off, please rest assured that the website will remain up and running throughout the winter break, and we will... Read...
  • SGD December 2016 Newsletter

    12/20/2016

    SGD periodically sends out its newsletter to colleagues designated as contacts in SGD. This December 2016 newsletter is also available on the community wiki. If you would like to receive the SGD newsletter in the future please use the Colleague Submission/Update form to let us know. ... Read...
  • Budding Yeast, a Caffeine Wimp No More

    12/16/2016

    Some people get the jitters from a single espresso while others need a triple shot just to get started in the morning. Some of this is due to caffeine tolerance—a buildup of resistance to the marvelous effects of that wonderfully addictive substance, caffeine. But the rest has to do with genetic differences that affect how well each of us processes caffeine—our caffeine sensitivity. Our best buddy Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a real wimp when it comes to... Read...

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