Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

GenePaint Is My Latest Obsession

Wouldn’t it be great if there was some magical institution which mapped out the developmental expression of mouse genes, and then made it freely available on the internet? And wouldn’t it be cool if all that data was compiled in an easily-searchable database that was being constantly updated with new genes and new experimental data?

Well, dream no more, because the folks at Department of Molecular Embryology at the Max-Planck Institute of Experimental Endocrinology have done just that by creating GenePaint. If there was a “You Might Be a BioDork If…” list, I think up there on the list would be “You are in awe of GenePaint and spend almost as much time there as on Wikipedia.” Really folks, this is cool. Check out this quick guide to GenePaint to see what all the fuss is about.

There are also mouse embryo maps and brain maps, as icing on the big nerdcake.

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Sox2 Expression at E 14.5

Comments

  1. #1 Frank D.
    January 29, 2008

    Funny, we just had a guest lecture in our Data mining course about how to find gene associations in this kind of image.

    There’s also the Edinburgh Mouse Atlas, which has similar data: http://genex.hgu.mrc.ac.uk/

  2. #2 badchemist
    January 29, 2008

    Damn you! Although I really don’t know enough about genetics to understand most of it or find it useful in any way I can’t help but be fascinated by the pictures. I REALLY have to write a thesis.

  3. #3 Dave Briggs
    January 29, 2008

    There are also mouse embryo maps and brain maps, as icing on the big nerdcake.

    Sounds like a real cool development! It might develop into a required website for school children interested in neuroscience in the future?
    Dave Briggs :~)

  4. #4 filim
    November 17, 2008

    thanks VERY_BEATIFULL, ONE, WRITING, MATURE

  5. #5 müzik dinle
    November 17, 2008

    thanks VERY_BEATIFULL, ONE, WRITING, MATURE

  6. #6 Jano van Hemert
    March 27, 2009

    Maybe interested to see how this area is progressing:

    http://www.eurexpress.org/ee/

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