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Link to article OMIM[edit]

I think there should be a link to the wikipedia article OMIM. I don't understand why it could be redundant. Many people never heard of it, especially the Average User. There are many other templates providing wikilinks explaining the resource, like these, so there is precedent.--Steven Fruitsmaak | Talk 11:13, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Originally, OMIM was linked to Mendelian Inheritance in Man. However, many articles have multiple OMIM links (subforms/isoforms etc), and it was felt that this would lead to overlinking. I support your reactivation of the link. JFW | T@lk 14:26, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
If it helps, we have another template, Template:OMIM2, which can help reduce overlinking when multiple consecutive links are required. --Arcadian 16:58, 28 July 2006 (UTC)
Yes, this would definitely help. I just want to avoid articles like this or ohteres that were even worse that are completely blue (it's bad enough that en.wikipedia links on every day and year that is mentioned). --Nina 07:23, 29 July 2006 (UTC)
See also {{OMIM3}}, {{OMIM4}}, and {{OMIM5}}. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 23:14, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Requested edits[edit]

{{Protected template}}[edit]

This template is protected, and should be tagged with {{protected template}}, or another suitable protection template. Thanks – – Qxz 19:09, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

YesY Done. – Luna Santin (talk) 02:31, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Dox update[edit]

  • Old: "This template is good to use for the first OMIM citation in an article (or perhaps in a section), but is generally probably too long to use repeatedly; use the {{OMIM3}} template instead for later citations. And {{OMIM2}} can be used after {{OMIM}} to shorten a long list of OMIM citations."
  • New: "This template is good to use for the first OMIM citation in an article (or perhaps in a section), but is generally probably too long to use repeatedly; use the {{OMIM3}} template instead for later citations. And {{OMIM2}} can be used after {{OMIM}} to shorten a long list of OMIM citations. Either can also be used in infoboxes to keep the text shorter. In infoboxes, the plainlinks variants {{OMIM4}} (variant of {{OMIM2}}) and {{OMIM5}} (variant of {{OMIM3}}), without external link icons, can alternatively be used, where the context already makes it clear that the links are external." — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 03:34, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
YesY Done. Sandstein 21:37, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Dox transclude[edit]

Documentation needs to be moved to an external file, so that dox updates do not require editprotecteds any longer. A standardized way of doing this is shown at Template:Resolved. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 03:34, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

YesY Done. Sandstein 21:37, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
Thankses. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 23:12, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Abbreviation and article names[edit]

I propose a tweak to what the template displays, from "Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)" to "Online 'Mendelian Inheritance in Man' (OMIM)"

  1. The display of "Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)" begs the question, what does the "O" stand for - the "Online" should be given.
  2. The online version of the database is more up-to-date than the published version and we are linking to the online, not the hardcopy, version.

I've also added an optional second parameter allowing OMIM article names to be described where this might be useful:

Online 'Mendelian Inheritance in Man' (OMIM) 604715 - is pretty meaningless compared to:
Online 'Mendelian Inheritance in Man' (OMIM) Orthostatic Intolerance -604715

David Ruben Talk 02:23, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Third Parameter?[edit]

Leopard syndrome links to OMIM with an extra parameter that the template currently can't support - please consider an extra template argument to support this if useful. - Looking more closely this should be an OMIM2 variant.
See OMIM: ALLELIC VARIANTS or given the dddddd.dddd parent locus/ allele variant number could be handled in the parent locus first argument generally. An OMIM2 variant that allowed a description could replace the examples below

ie
{{OMIM2|176876.0005|Y279C}}
{{OMIM2|176876.0006|T468M}}
...


From Leopard syndrome

There are 5 identified [[alleles|allelic]] [[Genetic diversity|variant]]s responsible for LEOPARD syndrome.
[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=176876&a=176876_AllelicVariant0005 Y279C],
[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=176876&a=176876_AllelicVariant0006 T468M], 
[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=176876&a=176876_AllelicVariant0020 A461T], 
[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=176876&a=176876_AllelicVariant0021 G464A], and 
[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=176876&a=176876_AllelicVariant0022 Q510P]
which seems to be a unique familial mutation, in that all other variants are caused by transition errors,
rather than [[transversion]].
RDBrown (talk) 15:20, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

The 2010 OMIM URL change may now make this unnecessary if ugly

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez/176876?db=omim&dopt=Detailed#176876Variants0004
is what's in the page
but http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/176876#176876Variants0012 works
so {{OMIM2|176876#176876Variants0012|ZZZZ}} should work.

176876#176876Variants0012 - no

RDBrown (talk) 23:42, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Change in OMIM link[edit]

{{editprotect}}

The NCBI has simplified the format of their OMIM links for example from:

to:

The former link still works but now is a redirect that pauses several seconds before one is taken to the desired web page.

The new direct link has been included here:

and tested here:

I would also appreciate if the corresponding changes are made to the {{OMIM2}}, {{OMIM3}}, {{OMIM4}}, and {{OMIM5}} templates.

Thanks. Boghog (talk) 04:12, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done CapitalR (talk) 19:00, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 6 September 2014: Use protocol relative URL[edit]

{{edit protected||answered=yes Since omim.org website supports HTTPS, I suggest switching the link to protocol-relative URL (reason). Here is the change. Here is the testcase. Thanks! Chmarkine (talk) 23:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 23:20, 6 September 2014 (UTC)