eGIFT (Extracting Gene Information From Text) identifies terms and documents that are relevant to a gene and its products.
Additional genes are included in the database on a daily basis. eGIFT's users can also request that a particular gene be added to the database.
The genes in eGIFT are not species-specific. The literature for many gene-species pairs is sparse, and because eGIFT uses a frequency-based approach, the results will be misleading if too few documents are used. The core properties of a gene are likely to be common to many species, and these will be captured as top-ranking terms in a species-independent approach.