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Translational Medicine Ontology

The most current version of the ontology is available from the Google code project.

Early Work

Through analysis of the role wiki page and face-to-face discussions, we identified types and relations most relevant to the TMO.


[EP: 27 Classes/concepts originally identified at 2009/04/30 F2F and reviewed in 2009/05/14 TC are marked by *.]

[MD: See TMO Review MD ]


  • a drug participates in a treatment for a disease
  • a compound has the function of an active ingredient in a drug
  • a population has a statistically-significant SNP
  • a population has a predisposition to a disease
  • a patient suffers an adverse event in the context of a treatment

See some notes on these examples.