User Stories

The User Story Story

User stories are tags for GO documentation pages, that identify the pages most likely to be of interest to different types of users.

The different user stories are listed below. Clicking on a story will take you to the list of relevant GO documentation pages.


The Gene Ontology resource plays a critical role in biomedical research. It is referenced in tens of thousands of scientific papers. The major uses of the GO, and links to the associated publications, are listed below:

    The Gene Ontology

    The Gene Ontology project is a major bioinformatics initiative with the aim of standardizing the representation of gene and gene product attributes across species and databases. The project provides a controlled vocabulary of terms for describing gene product characteristics and gene product annotation data from GO Consortium members, as well as tools to access and process this data.