The Gene Expression Barcode 3.0: Improved data processing and mining tools

Matthew N. McCall, Harris A. Jaffee, Susan J. Zelisko, Neeraj Sinha, Guido Hooiveld, Rafael A. Irizarry, Michael J. Zilliox

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The Gene Expression Barcode project,, seeks to determine the genes expressed for every tissue and cell type in humans and mice. Understanding the absolute expression of genes across tissues and cell types has applications in basic cell biology, hypothesis generation for gene function and clinical predictions using gene expression signatures. In its current version, this project uses the abundant publicly available microarray data sets combined with a suite of single-array preprocessing, quality control and analysis methods. In this article, we present the improvements that have been made since the previous version of the Gene Expression Barcode in 2011. These include a variety of new data mining tools and summaries, estimated transcriptomes and curated annotations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)D938-D943
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue numberD1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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