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Pubgene helps retrieval of information on genes and proteins. The underlying structure of PubGene can be viewed as a "gene-centric" database. Gene and protein names are cross-referenced to each other and to terms that are relevant to understanding their biological function, importance in disease and relationship to chemical substances. The result is a "literature network" organizing information in a form that is easy to navigate. No one researcher can be expected to stay informed on all that is happening in genetics. PubGene helps in the finding of  connections and speed the discovery process! (See Jenssen et al. 2001).