GeneMatcher a freely accessible web-based tool developed with the goal of identifying additional individuals with rare phenotypes who had variants in the same candidate disease gene. Described in an article published in Human Mutation it is designed to enable connections between clinicians and researchers with the goal of connecting genes to Mendelian phenotypes and increasing our understanding of these rare disorders. Othe qualities of Gene Matcher is that it does not collect identifiable data and can accept phenotypic data. According to the authors, “since its launch on September 2013, it has collected 2433 individual genes from 539 submitters spread across 49 countries.” creating 450 matches encouraging collaborations from various corners of the world. The authors also claim that of the 2178 genes, 307 are related to animal models.