MD Anderson Bioinformatics Services
This site is one of three maintained by the Section of Bioinformatics
in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our
main site contains information about the composition of the
section, the people who do the work, our
announcements, freely available
software we have developed, and our connections to the Cancer
You can also go to our main web site for a list of
bioinformatics services provided by other organizations.
The Section of Bioinformatics also provides services to
MD Anderson researchers and to the research community at large
through a pair of web sites. Services that are freely available to all
researchers are hosted on our public web site, at
http://bioinformatics.mdanderson.org. Additional services, which
are only available to MD Anderson researchers (either because of
licensing restrictions or to preserve the confidentiality of data),
are hosted on our internal
private services web
List of Public Services
- GeneLink, version 2.1
- GeneLink is a cross reference tool that allows you to search for
information about many genes simultaneously. It performs as a
web-based service to conduct batch searches of standard
bioinformatics databases such as GenBank, UniGene, LocusLink,
etc. The advent of high throughput biological techniques, such as
microarrays and SAGE, has lead to an increasing need for
simultaneously collecting the existing information on large numbers
of genes. GeneLink is an ongoing project being developed by the
Section of Bioinformatics to facilitate these simultaneous
- Gene Cards
- GeneCards™ is a database of human genes, their products and
their involvement in diseases. It offers concise information about
the functions of all human genes that have an approved symbol, as
well as selected others. GeneCards was developed at the Crown Human
Genome Center and the Weizmann Institute of Science. It is a
compilation of material gathered from disparate publicaly available
databases and placed in a coherent organizational
framework. GeneCards at MD Anderson is a mirror of the primary
site, hosted by the Bioinformatics Section to facilitate faster
access to this material by MD Anderson researchers.
- Result Viewer
- Result Viewer is an application designed in the Bioinformatics Section
at MD Anderson, with the help of Biostatistics programmers, for investigators
to browse the data analysis results of their microarray experiments. The
application works much like a standard data base query tool in a browser.
Records in the analysis results may be extracted by relatively 'high' level
gene function or cytoband classification. Gene specific searching is also
available. This is a self-extracting stand-alone application.
- A Windows implementation of Li Zhang’s Positional Dependent Nearest Neighbor (PDNN) model.
- Discussion Forum
- Discussion group software.
Supplements to publications
- Between-Library Variation in SAGE
- Supplemental material to article by Keith Baggerly to appear in Bioinformatics.
- Reproducibility of SELDI-TOF Protein Patterns in Serum
- Supplemental material to aritcle by Keith Baggery, Jeff Morris, and Kevin Coombes