HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Gladstone scientists announce new version of bioinformatics software program

A team of scientists at the J. David Gladstone Institutes has unveiled a new version of GenMAPP, a widely used software program designed to help biomedical scientists view and analyze genome-scale data sets in the context of biological pathways.

GenMAPP 2.0, short for Gene Map Annotator and Pathway Profiler, marks the first major revision of the program, which was developed and launched by Gladstone scientists in 2002. With the program having been freely available at www.GenMAPP.org to all researchers since its debut, it has now become a standard means of depicting and sharing biological data and pathway information.

As GenMAPP developer Bruce Conklin, MD, points out, a single genomics experiment can yield enough data to fill a large telephone book, and methods for organizing and analyzing the data are desperately needed.

"Genomic experiments can easily overwhelm a scientist with data," explained Conklin, an investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and UCSF associate professor of medicine, molecular and cellular pharmacology. "GenMAPP organizes the data by biological process, a scheme that most biologists understand, and allows us to find new connections that we would not have seen otherwise."

From its beginnings, GenMAPP has been designed for viewing and analyzing gene expression data on biological pathways and other groupings of genes. GenMAPP 2.0 incorporates a variety of new features, many of them suggested by users, including:

  • A flexible format that accepts many different gene ID systems from resources for many species, including human, Drosophila (fruit fly), mouse, rat, zebrafish, C. elegans (a microscopic roundworm), and S. cerevisiae (yeast).

  • Species-specific gene databases that show relationships between the various gene ID systems in the database. For example, genes on the MAPP (GenMAPP files that represent biological pathways or groupings of genes) may use a single comm
    '"/>


Contact: John Watson
jwatson@gladstone.ucsf.edu
415-734-2019
University of California - San Francisco
1-Mar-2005


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Gladstones Deepak Srivastava receives E. Mead Johnson Award for achievement in pediatrics
2. Gladstone scientists identify critical gene factor in heart development
3. Gladstone scientists prove neurons produce Alzheimers-linked apolipoprotein E
4. Gladstone Institutes receives funding for training grant from stem cell institute
5. Gladstone researchers hone in on differentiation of heart stem cells
6. Gladstone study links Alzheimers with toxic protein fragments
7. Gladstone researchers identify new drug target for Alzheimers disease
8. Gladstone Institutes assists with Exploratorium stem cell exhibit
9. CIRM awards $2.4 million training grant to the Gladstone Institutes
10. Gladstone investigators discover how resting T cells avoid HIV infection
11. Gladstone investigator Steve Finkbeiner wins prestigious Lieberman Award

Post Your Comments:
(Date:2/12/2015)... 12, 2015   MedNet Solutions , a ... study management systems, has recently bolstered its ... iMedNet as the eClinical ... and healthcare consultants.  Building on the Program,s existing ... and numerous co-marketing opportunities), MedNet,s new and improved ...
(Date:2/9/2015)... , Feb. 9, 2015  Lintec of America ... methods for carbon nanotube (CNT) macrostructures, including sheets, yarns ... Dallas (UTD). Leveraging the vast industrial resources ... Tokyo, Japan , Lintec of America is forming ... Richardson, TX , focusing on scaling up the ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces ... ) as part of its 2015 marketing and branding ... its new consumer website for Wocketwallet.com earlier this month. ... NXT-ID said, "Our new corporate website naturally showcases our ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MedNet Solutions Announces Key Enhancements To Its iMedNet Partner Program 2Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 2Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 3Lintec announces exclusive license to commercialize innovative carbon nanotube technology from the University of Texas at Dallas 4NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 3
(Date:3/3/2015)... , March 3, 2015  Thingee Corporation, a ... be delivering a presentation entitled, "Technology Adoption: Making Reps, ... Thriving through Innovations and Technology ,  in ... 11 to 13, 2015. Audiences looking to learn how ... will want to be in the audience for the ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 2015 AtheroNova Inc. (OTCQB: AHRO) today announced that ... petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in ... , Santa Ana division (the ... cases are expected to be jointly administered. The ... asset sale process, for all or substantially all of its ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 03, 2015 Becht Engineering Co., ... it has acquired The CECON Group, Inc., located ... were not announced. , Becht Engineering (http://www.becht.com ... sector including oil and gas production, refining, petrochemical, ... nuclear power sectors. The company has twelve offices ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... March 03, 2015 Cambridge Semantics, the ... Web technology, today announced that it has been named ... Matter in Knowledge Management.’ , To create the ... colleagues, analysts and system integrators who identify organizations dedicated ... the right information to the right people at the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Thingee to present at 11th Annual Synergistix Users Conference 2AtheroNova and its Subsidiary File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection 2AtheroNova and its Subsidiary File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection 3AtheroNova and its Subsidiary File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection 4Cambridge Semantics Named to KMWorld’s 2015 ‘100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management’ 2
Cached News: