BioGPS Spotlight on WormBase and WormMine

If worms are your model organism of choice, you’re probably already familiar with WormBase. WormBase was founded in 2000 and is a multi-institutional consortium led by Paul Sternberg of the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Paul Kersey of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Matt Berriman of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Lincoln Stein of the Ontario Institute for...
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BioGPS Spotlight on ZFIN and ZebraFishMine

The Zebrafish Model Organism Database (ZFIN) has served the scientific community for over twenty years. As with the Rat Genome Database, which was previously featured in our Spotlight series, ZFIN also manages an InterMine-based resource called ZebrafishMine. The ZFIN team is based at University of Oregon, and their data curation manager, Doug Howe, has kindly answered our questions about this...
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BioGPS Spotlight on RGD and RatMine

RatMine is one of several InterMine-based resources available as plugins in BioGPS. Unlike FlyMine and HumanMine (which are run by the InterMine team), RatMine is one of several resources available in the Rat Genome Database (RGD) offered by the Biomedical Informatics Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Rat Genome Database is a well-respected and established resource for rat...
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BioGPS Spotlight on HumanMine

In our last spotlight we covered FlyMine, one of two mines maintained by the InterMine group at Cambridge University. This week’s spotlight is on HumanMine, the second of the two aforementioned mines. Yo Yehudi (developer), and Rachel Lyne (biologist) were kind enough to answer our questions for this post. In one tweet or less, introduce us to HumanMine: HumanMine integrates genomic data from...
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BioGPS Spotlight on FlyMine

As seen in our previous spotlight on InterMine, FlyMine is the prototypical InterMine database which is one of two mines currently being maintained by the InterMine team. This week, we’ll delve into FlyMine and how this resource has added value to the fly and mosquito research communities. Yo Yehudi (developer), and Rachel Lyne (biologist) were kind enough to answer our questions for this post....
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BioGPS Plugin Review Blitz

Last month, BioGPS held a plugin registration blitz in order to increase the number of external resources users would be able to add to their layouts. We think the ability to customize BioGPS to suit your needs irrespective of your specialty is a valuable feature; however, this feature is only useful if the right plugins are available. That said, with over 390 plugins already available, only a...
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