Blaz Zupan and Janez Demšar and Ivan Bratko and Peter Juvan and John Halter and Adam Kuspa and Gad Shaulsky (2003) GenePath: a System for Automated Construction of Genetic Networks from Mutant Data. Bioinformatics, 19 (3). p. 383.
Motivation: Genetic pathways are often used in the analysis of biological phenomena. In classical genetics, they are constructed manually from experimental data on mutants. The field lacks formalism to guide such analysis, and accounting for all the data becomes complicated when large amounts of data are considered. Results: We have developed GenePath, an intelligent assistant that mimics expert geneticists in the analysis of genetic data. GenePath employs expert-defined patterns to uncover gene relations from the data, and uses these relations as constraints that guide the search for a plausible genetic network. GenePath provides formalism to genetic data analysis, facilitates the consideration of all the available data in a consistent and systematic manner, and aids in the examination of the large number of possible consequences of a planned experiment. It also provides an explanation mechanism that traces back every finding to the pertinent data. GenePath was successfully tested on several genetic problems. Availability: GenePath can be accessed at http://genepath.org. Supplementary information: Supplementary material is available at http://genepath.org/bi-supp.
|Item Type: ||Article|
|Keywords: ||genetic networks, genetic pathways, mutant-based data analysis, genetic data analysis|
|Language of Content: ||English|
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|Institution: ||University of Ljubljana|
|Department: ||Faculty of Computer and Information Science|
|Divisions: ||Faculty of Computer and Information Science > Artificial Intelligence Laboratory|
|Item ID: ||213|
|Date Deposited: ||25 May 2006|
|Last Modified: ||13 Aug 2011 00:32|
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