Tag Archives: gene expression

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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Gene expression enrichment tests are sensitive enough to detect where your background data came from #TopAnat

When you invent such a cool toy as TopAnat, you play with it. And then sometimes, you’re afraid that you might have broken it. But then, maybe it’s more robust than you expected. This is such a story. One lab … 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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New release of Bgee: extra clean transcriptome data

We have released a new version of the database (Bgee Release 11) The highlights are: Affymetrix chips are now filtered before inclusion into Bgee, based on new quality measurements, on the identification of duplicated content, and on the control of … 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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