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SPOT is an online tool to prioritize single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) after a genome-wide association study. The SPOT tool combines information from biological databases to allow biologically relevant SNPs to have an increased priority.


Genetics, DNA polymorphism, GWAS study


  • Operation: SNP detection
  • Software interface: Web user interface
  • Language: Perl
  • Operating system: Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
  • License: Not stated
  • Cost: Free
  • Version name: -
  • Credit: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), American Cancer Society.
  • Contact: SPOT-request _at_
  • Collection: -


Saccone SF, Bolze R, Thomas P, Quan J, Mehta G, Deelman E, Tischfield JA, Rice JP "SPOT: a web-based tool for using biological databases to prioritize SNPs after a genome-wide association study." Nucleic Acids Res. 2010; 38(Web Server issue):W201-9
PMID: 20529875
PMCID: PMC2896195

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