31 July 2007

X:Map, a Genome Browser

Tim Yates is one of the latest member who joined the bioinformatics group on 'Nature Network'. Dr Yates works as a Research Programmer at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research. On his web page is introduced X:MAP: an interactive, real-time scrollable, genome browser that shows the location of individual exon probes with respect to their target genes, transcripts and exons.

X:Map is a genome browser (http://xmap.picr.man.ac.uk/) which uses the google map API and the data from Ensembl. The result is really neat.

see also: AJAXification of genome browsers on NN.


Neil said...

That is really nice. Exactly what's been discussed at NN and elsewhere for a long time: the "Google Maps" of genome browsers. And they said it couldn't be done!

Egon Willighagen said...

Cool indeed. Personally, being a metabolite man (*), I am more interesting in a interactive pathway map. Does something like that exist too?

*) No, not drugs!

Anonymous said...

That is amazing. So easy to use.