BioGPS is growing faster than Moore's Law

Granted, BioGPS is a software application, and Moore’s Law is derived from improvements in computer hardware. But inasmuch as Moore’s Law is generally equated with “rapid growth”, we’re happy that BioGPS meets or exceeds it on all the usage metrics we’ve looked at. And now the details… Every May we prepare a progress report for the good folks at the NIH...
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Quick-adding plugins

In what I think is one of the best features we’ve rolled out recently, we’re happy to announce the new “Quick-add” feature for customizing gene report layouts. Previously, in order to add a new plugin to a layout, users had to click over to the Plugin library, a completely different set of screens and interfaces. Moreover, users who hadn’t yet created an account...
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Swamped

Anyone else getting completely bogged down by a mad flurry of year-end activity? I’m very behind on blog posts at the moment, so much that we have new features and initiatives that are already implemented, just waiting for the “official announcement”. Rather than wait any longer, here are the quick hits, to be followed later (probably early next year) with more detailed posts....
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The BioGPS plugin library

In the last post, we described how the BioGPS plugin interface will be based on simple HTML. Before we go into exactly how this will work technically, let’s first look at the power and extensibility it enables. We previously described that customizability is a primary emphasis of BioGPS. Different scientists have different views of gene annotation. For example, a genetics researcher may...
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The future of SymAtlas

We know that we have a pretty loyal base of SymAtlas users. And it’s because of that knowledge that we don’t tread lightly on making changes to this well-used resource. But SymAtlas is getting a bit long in the tooth, and at some point in the foreseeable future it will have to be retired. Thankfully, we’ve been planning its successor for quite some time, and that successor is...
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