SOURCE is a unification tool which dynamically collects and compiles data from many scientific databases, and thereby attempts to encapsulate the genetics and molecular biology of genes from the genomes of Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus into easy to navigate GeneReports. Help is available here.

The mission of SOURCE is to provide a unique scientific resource that pools publicly available data commonly sought after for any clone, GenBank accession number, or gene. SOURCE is specifically designed to facilitate the analysis of large sets of data that biologists can now produce using genome-scale experimental approaches.

SOURCE is now hosted by Princeton University. The supporting database was last updated on June 10, 2015.

NOTICE: After 20 years of service, this SOURCE search website is slated for retirement in July 2024. Many of the external resources it was reliant on have been retired over the years, and the presumption is that there are likely better solutions out there. If you have any comments or questions, please direct them to

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Representative GeneReports and CloneReports
CloneID GenBank
Accession No.
IMAGE:1208978 AA659467 tumor protein p53 (TP53)
1403763 AA693401 prolactin receptor (PRLR)
IMAGE:1542757 AA909121 actinin, alpha 1 (ACTN1)

SOURCE was written by the Genetics Department, Stanford University.
© 2000 Stanford University. All Rights Reserved. Read the SOURCE paper at NAR.
Hosted at Princeton University and compiled from a variety of public databases.
Data on this page are curated from UniGene , Swiss-Prot , OMIM and Entrez Gene .