Gene Wiki Data, BioThings, Mark2Cure, & more! A review of 2017 in the Su Lab

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 move on to bigger and better things. 2017 did not disappoint (well, it was disappointing to lose such talent, but...
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A look back at 2016 for BioGPS

BioGPS opened 2016 with a publication in Nucleic Acids Research, right after the New Year holiday. Throughout the year, new designs for the site were being created, reviewed, adjusted, reviewed, adjusted, and more review/adjustments in anticipation of a site redesign for 2017. A Plugin registration Blitz was held in March and April; followed by a Plugin Review Blitz in May. The BioGPS spotlight...
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Wrapping up 2016 in the Su Lab

There are a LOT of projects going on in the Su Lab–so many, that it’s hard to keep track of them all. By now, I’ve posted year-end summaries for some of the major projects in the lab including: MyGene.info: MyGene.info 2016 Year-end review MyVariant.info: 2016–More incredible for MyVariant.info than MyGene.info Gene Wiki / WikiData: 2016–A busy year for Gene Wiki...
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What the heck is NGLY1 and why is Mark2Cure targeting it in the next campaign?

NGLY1 is the gene encoding for Peptide-N(4)-(N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminyl)asparagine amidase (PNGase) AKA N-glycanase 1. A deficiency in this enzyme can disrupt protein quality control mechanisms in the cell, which as we’ve seen in the BioGPS Gene-of-the-week on BAG6 is very important. Learn more NGLY1 deficiency from this video created by the Grace Wilsey Foundation:   Symptoms of...
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