Gene Wiki update paper

Our second paper on the Gene Wiki ijkey=70heWcVDzEvSzl5&keytype;=ref “>was published online today in the journal Nucleic Acids Research. It will also be included in the 2010 Database issue in January. From the concluding paragraph of the introduction: Here, we present an update describing the recent systematic improvements to the Gene Wiki. Moreover, we report on a retrospective analysis...
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Updated BioGPS usage metrics

It’s been a couple of months since the last usage update so I thought I’d post some updated numbers. In May 2009, we had 16272 visits from 8301 unique visitors, resulting in 122,250 pageviews. And although we provide the options for users to http://symatlas.gnf.org to go back to SymAtlas, over 80% of users choose to use BioGPS. There are currently 128 registered public plugins in the...
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The who's who of BioGPS users

To follow up on the previously-posted usage metrics, I did a quick analysis of our registered BioGPS users, and here’s the top 10 institutions represented (outside of GNF, of course): Harvard UniversityScripps Research InstituteUniversity of North CarolinaImperial College (UK)University of Cambridge (UK)University of PennsylvaniaUniversity of Edinburgh (UK)GenentechKaohsiung University...
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BioGPS usage metrics

It’s been one week since we started redirecting SymAtlas users to BioGPS, and we’ve been thrilled with the response so far. Comparing the seven days after the change with the seven days before, we see a 55% increase in BioGPS page views (25,871 vs 16,726) and a whopping 88% increase in BioGPS visitors (3269 vs 1740). And although we provide the options for users to go back to...
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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 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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