ST. JOSEPH, Mich., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading provider of databases, software and services in systems biology, announced today that its platforms for functional data analysis, MetaCore and MetaDrug, are now integrated with Cytoscape. MetaCore users will now be able to use Cytoscape network visualization tools and have access to dozens of its open source and commercial plug-ins. The integrated solution was presented at the Cytsocape annual meeting in Amsterdam, November 6-9.
Originally developed at the Institute for Systems Biology, Cytoscape is a bioinformatics software platform for visualizing molecular interaction networks and integrating these interactions with gene expression profiles and other state data. Additional features are available as plugins. Plugins are available for network and molecular profiling analyses, new layouts, additional file format support and connection with databases. Plugins may be developed using the Cytoscape open Java software architecture by anyone and plugin community development is encouraged.
"This was an obvious progression from our relationship with the Institute of Systems Biology," said Julie Bryant, Vice President of Business Development for GeneGo. "The Cytoscape project has grown into, probably, the most advanced and well known developer's community in systems biology, and we are very glad to participate in it. We know that our tools and content will be of interest for Cytoscape users."
GeneGo develops systems biology technology for life science research.
The original computational MetaDiscovery(TM) platform allows an integration
and expert analysis of different kinds of experimental data (mRNA
expression, proteomics, metabolomics, microRNA assays and other phenotypic
data) and relevant bioactive chemistry (metabolites, drugs, other
xenobiotics) within the framework of curated biological pathways and
networks. GeneGo's flagship product, MetaCore 4.5(TM),
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