I have put together an Alfred workflow – this one searches the HGNC database for genes! I have converted the text database from the HGNC website and configured it for full text search using sqlite. This allows you to lookup genes by their UCSC, Entrez, Vega, Ensembl, and many other identifiers very quickly.
Full text search of the HGNC database
Information and links are provided for individual genes
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Daniel E. Cook is a graduate student in the Andersen Lab at Northwestern.