Learn to use the Gene Expression Omnibus, or GEO, which is a valuable resource designed to store high-throughput gene expression and molecular abundance data. GEO acts as a repository for the data, and provides interfaces to search, retrieve, and display a wealth of information about genes in many species. This includes microarray data and many other high-throughput techniques. GEO is one of the many useful resources supported by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, or NCBI.

You will learn:

  • efficient ways to query GEO for specific genes or experimental designs
  • how to navigate through GEO output displays to find the specific information you want
  • how to navigate GEO
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TUTORIALS

This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Expression resources. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

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CleanEx: A Database of Heterogeneous Gene Expression Data Based on A Consistent Gene Nomenclature

Allen Mouse Brain Atlas: Mapped gene expression data in mouse brain

miRBase: microRNA sequences, targets and gene nomenclature

DBTSS: Database of Transcriptional Start Sites

Alternative Splicing and Transcript Diversity (ASTD) database: A bioinformatics resource for alternative splice events and transcripts for human, mouse, and rat

GENSAT: Provides an extensive amount of high quality images of gene expression in the central nervous system of the mouse.

ArrayExpress: A public repository for microarray gene expression data at the EBI

CATEGORIES

Algorithms and Analysis : This category contains various tools that may help perform analysis of different genomics data types. This may include sequence alignment, large-scale or complex queries, motif finding, or comparative assessments.

Expression : This category may contain various expression data collections, annotation tools, or repositories of expression data.

NCBI : This category includes resources maintained at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

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