The Browsing Genomes module uses the parasite Toxoplasma as an example to show how anyone who has internet access can use experimental results from scientists. Making data publicly available through databases like ToxoDB helps science move forward much more quickly than what would be possible without them. Like libraries, databases store and organize information in a structured way that allows users to find and use existing information as well as contribute new research findings for others to use.
Browsing Genomes gives you a tour of the ToxoDB database and a tool to explore its genome-related information. Then, it leads you through an activity using real data from an experiment that studied gene expression in different life stages of the Toxoplasma parasite.