BioGPS: an extensible and customizable portal for querying and organizing gene annotation resources
- Equal contributors
Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, 10675 John Jay Hopkins Dr., San Diego, CA 92121, USA
Genome Biology 2009, 10:R130 doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-11-r130Published: 17 November 2009
Online gene annotation resources are indispensable for analysis of genomics data. However, the landscape of these online resources is highly fragmented, and scientists often visit dozens of these sites for each gene in a candidate gene list. Here, we introduce BioGPS http://biogps.gnf.org webcite, a centralized gene portal for aggregating distributed gene annotation resources. Moreover, BioGPS embraces the principle of community intelligence, enabling any user to easily and directly contribute to the BioGPS platform.