BioGPS Spotlight on Intermine

In the last two months we’ve held small contests to improve the number of BioGPS plugins and their descriptions because plugins are crucial for customizing gene reports to suit user needs. In an ongoing effort to introduce resources which will potentially enhance the utility of BioGPS to our users, we will continue to feature plugins in our BioGPS Spotlight blog series. To kick off a string of...
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BioGPS Spotlight on Bgee

If you haven’t heard of Bgee’s for gene expression data in animals, it’s the perfect time to check it out. Bgee’s was revamped a month ago, with the introduction of gene pages and strong improvements to its user interface. Dr. Frederic Bastian, who manages the Bgee subteam in Prof. Robinson-Rechavi research group, kindly answered our questions about this great resource....
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BioGPS Spotlight on COMPARTMENTS

Last month, we couldn’t resist highlighting the plugin for an awesome resource which provided an excellent visualization of gene expression/distribution based on multiple data sources. As it turns out, TISSUES is just one of many inspired tools coming out of the Jensen Lab. While we were busy marveling at TISSUES and looking up various genes just to see how TISSUES would display them in...
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BioGPS Spotlight on TISSUES

It’s been awhile since we posted something for our Spotlight series; however, we couldn’t pass up profiling an awesome resource like this one. Given the number questions posted to the BioGPS google groups about gene expression and distribution, TISSUES is resource that is sure to be a hit in the BioGPS community. Dr. Lars Juhl Jensen, the PI behind this awesome resource, kindly...
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Spotlight on LINCS Information FramEwork (LIFE)

This week, we profile theLINCS Information FramEwork (LIFE) “a novel knowledge-based, extensible information system of interconnected components that leverages semantic-web technologies and domain level ontologies” by a team at the Center for Computational Science at the University of Miami, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and theUniversity of Cincinnati. Caty Chung, a...
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Spotlight on Pharmacogenomics Knowledge Base (PharmGKB)

This week, we profile thePharmacogenomics Knowledge Base (PharmGKB) a knowledge base professional scientists and developers at Stanford University. Dr. Michelle Whirl-Carrillo, the Associate Director of PharmGKB, kindly answered our questions. In one tweet or less, introduce us to your tool/database/website. PharmGKB is the premier resource of knowledge in pharmacogenomics, the study of how...
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