The mission of GenAtlas is to provide the international scientific and medical community with scientific and clinical digests on genes and diseases.


The GenAtlas database provides information on the structure, expression and function of genes, gene mutations and their consequences on diseases. Ontologies used for annotation are constructed to allow a classification in three sub-databases: gene, phenotypes and selected references. Information is daily collected and manually annotated from Current Contents/Life Sciences literature. GenAtlas is authored at the Fondation IMAGINE and edited at the Paris Descartes University centre of bioinformatics, under the direction of Dr Alexandra Henrion-Caude.

How to cite us


Frézal J.

Genatlas database, genes and development defects.

C R Acad Sci III, 321(10):805-17 (1998).


GenAtlas is intended for use primarily by physicians and other professionals concerned with genetic disorders, by genetics researchers, and by advanced students in science and medicine. While the GenAtlas database is open to the public, users seeking information about a personal medical or genetic condition are urged to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to personal questions.