Genevestigator News (2016-03-22)

Published Date: March 22, 2016: GENEVESTIGATOR is an innovative online platform enabling researchers to globally explore public and proprietary expression data for research and clinical applications.


During the past decade, thousands of transcriptomic studies have been performed on various technology platforms. The most popular ones have been Affymetrix, Illumina or Agilent expression arrays and RNA-seq. GENEVESTIGATOR incorporates curated public and private expression data from these platforms. We are pleased to announce a new GENEVESTIGATOR version with improved cross-platform search and analysis capabilities.

Improved cross-platform workflow

The visualization of gene expression across studies from different platforms has been significantly facilitated. GENEVESTIGATOR now automatically selects the most specific probes available for your target genes. Furthermore, a single list of genes can be used for analysis across all available platforms for a given organism. A manual selection of probes still remains possible for those who prefer this mode.

New Biomadical curated content

43 new experiments (3098 samples) have been released in the fields of:

  • Immunology
  • Immuno-Oncology
  • Hepatology
  • Nephrology
  • Pneumology
  • Gynecology
  • Toxicology
  • Dermatology

New Plant content released

For Arabidopsis, 13 new RNAseq experiments have been released in the field of:

  • Tissues types
  • Biotic stresses (Botrytis cinerea)
  • Abiotic stresses (cold, treatments with various chemicals)
  • Plant hormones (ABA, brassinolide)
  • Genotype comparisons

Cross-platform capability for gene lists

The visualization of gene lists across multiple platforms has been significantly facilitated. Instead of having to choose a representative probe or gene identifier per platform, and switching between them, GENEVESTIGATOR now allows entering a list of genes only once for all platforms. The corresponding probes or gene identifiers are automatically selected, making it very easy to check the expression of this list across different compendia of curated studies.

We continuously improve our tools and extend the curated content of GENEVESTIGATOR. If you haven't been here for while, check our new introduction video tutorial.

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