It’s finally February which means it’s time to prepare for Rare Disease Day 2018 and CitSciMedBlitz! This year’s theme for Rare Disease Day continues off of last year’s theme–research. According to RareDiseaseDay.org, patients are not only subjects but also proactive actors in research–and we couldn’t agree more! Mark2Cure would
Rather than summarize the 2017 progress on in each project in separate, project-specific posts, I'm putting it all in once post this year for one important reason--recruitment! As with any academic research group, we expect to see a number of our talented team members...
MyGene.info API supports both “/gene” and “/query” endpoints. On its /query endpoint, an optional species parameter allows users to pass one or multiple species (as common species names or taxonomy ids) to filter down the query results.
Previously, the default species were set to “human,mouse,rat”. This meant
In BioGPS, there are a number of Intermine-based model organism plugins (and to a lesser extent model organism data sets) which allow users to explore gene expression in organisms typically studied in biomedical research. Model organisms such as mice, rats, flies,...
On Wikidata’s fifth birthday, we (the Gene Wiki team) offer our hearty congratulations!! It is amazing what has been achieved in such a short timespan. Wikidata has basically given us - and the larger research community - the gift of not having to maintain a core...
Don’t want to look through our blog posts to find previous information about data updates on MyVariant.info? Now you don’t have to! Metadata about our data updates is now being logged on in our docs at http://docs.myvariant.info/en/latest/doc/release_changes.html. Hence, from here
In case you haven’t heard, David Lipman and the GenBank team are in the running for the People’s Choice Award of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (#Sammies2017). Although Lipman and the GenBank team weren’t featured in Medium.com or other news sources, they still made it to
The Unified Medical Language System UMLS consolidates and standardizes health and biomedical vocabularies from several important resources to enable interoperability between computer systems. Now you can use MyGene.info service to obtain UMLS Concept Unique Identifiers (CUIs).
Here are a few quick examples:
In our previous post, we asked readers, ‘What is your preferred moniker?’. Here is the response:
Citizen Scientist: 36%
“Anything BUT volunpeer”: 10%
Although it may seem a little strange that researchers have been struggling to find an answer to the “What’s in a name?