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BioGPS: an extensible and customizable portal for querying and organizing gene annotation resources

Chunlei Wu, Camilo Orozco, Jason Boyer, Marc Leglise, James Goodale, Serge Batalov, Christopher L Hodge, James Haase, Jeff Janes, Jon W Huss and Andrew I Su*

  • * Corresponding author: Andrew I Su asu@gnf.org

  • † Equal contributors

Author Affiliations

Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, 10675 John Jay Hopkins Dr., San Diego, CA 92121, USA

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Genome Biology 2009, 10:R130  doi:10.1186/gb-2009-10-11-r130

Published: 17 November 2009

Abstract

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.