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The Human Disease Ontology (DO), organized as a directed acyclic graph, represents a knowledge base of inherited, environmental, infectious diseases (http://www.disease-ontology.org). DO's textual definition model incorporates a semi-structured format describing the disease etiology built to capture the complex nature of human disease etiology within a is_a hierarchy. DO includes disease concepts for cancer, metabolic disease, infectious disease, mental disorders, genetic disease and syndromes. DO contains disease definitions, external references to resources including ICD, NCI-metathesaurus, SNOMED, MeSH and OMIM and extended relationships that conform to OBO guidelines. DO provides a central ‘switchboard’ for connecting resources, datasets, and computational tools that include disease terms or relationships.