Category Archives: using bgee

Confirming that autism and epilepsy genes are expressed in specific brain areas

Recently we presented on this blog a quick-and-dirty analysis of genes with the keyword “autism” from the GWAS Catalog at EBI. But recently, Jabbari and Nürnberg have published a more thorough study of autism and epilepsy candidate genes: Jabbari and … Continue reading

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#TopAnat where are genes significant in a breast cancer GWAS expressed?

Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) report many significant SNPs, which may be associated to many genes. How can we make sense of them? One way is to compute enrichment of the resulting gene list for properties of interest. For example … Continue reading

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Expressed, or not expressed? That is the question!

Bgee provides information about where and when genes are expressed in different species. But what does it mean “to be expressed”? That’s a fundamental question we had to answer before we could introduce RNA-Seq data into the database. Expression does … Continue reading

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Wait! That’s actually the same data…

Imagine you have a list of genes and you would like to know if these genes are expressed, let’s say, in human blood. But you’re not going to do the experiment yourself. You’re either a bioinformatician who doesn’t do wet … Continue reading

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Not only diseases, evolution too!

In its latest issue, Nature is writing about how the one million gene expression data sets currently publicly available can help researchers understand diseases (Monya Baker, Gene data to hit milestone (2012) Nature 487: pp. 282-283). However, that’s not all … Continue reading

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