The gene search box takes users directly to the UCSC/Known Genes or Refseq record
associated with their gene of interest, bypassing the default search of
the entire database. The gene search box also suggests gene names similar to the
query when appropriate.
To use this functionality simply start typing in the gene search box; the software will
suggest gene names after 2 or more characters are entered. You can either choose a gene
from the list, or finish typing your full gene name and then press "jump" or hit enter.
If you select a gene from the list, the associated gene coordinates will appear in the
position search bar. If the gene name is not recognized, the software will perform a
search using the default search function.
Text in the position search box will be ignored if there is a search term in the gene
search box. The 'clear position' button will clear both the position and gene search menus.
Only assemblies that have UCSC/Known Genes or RefSeq Genes tracks will display a gene search box;
the suggestion software preferentially uses gene names from UCSC/Known Genes. The software
searches only the gene names used by the suggestion software, thus it will not search both
UCSC/Known Genes and RefSeq gene names.