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GenePattern wins BioIT World Best Practices AwardThe GenePattern team is proud to announce that GenePattern has won the Editor's Choice Award in the Bio-IT World 2005 Best Practices Contest. The Best Practices awards were judged by a peer review panel of experts, who reviewed a total of 33 submissions from organizations ranging from large pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to academic institutions and agencies, detailing best practices in one of six categories.
The winning organizations were recognized for their noteworthy innovations and results in the research, development and manufacture of bio-IT-enabled therapeutics and diagnostics, as well as the underlying business strategies that support them. Read the Broad Institute and BioIT World press releases.
GenePattern 1.4.1 ReleasedIn June the latest version of GenePattern, 1.4.1, was released. This version improves data handling and navigation, provides more information about the history of user analyses, and makes it easier to modify the server settings to your local requirements. See the release notes for the 1.4 and incremental 1.4.1 releases for more information.
Lu, Getz, Miska, et al.The in silico research used by Lu, Getz, Miska et al., in their recent paper, MicroRNA expression profiles classify human cancers. Nature. 2005 Jun 9;435(7043):834-8., is available as seven GenePattern pipelines. To reproduce their results in classifying cancer types using miRNAs, you can run these pipelines on your GenePattern server. Most pipelines currently run on Windows only. Other platforms are in development.
module page and can install these modules by clicking on Install/Update in the Admin frame of your local GenePattern server.
GenePattern Training WorkshopsThe GenePattern workshops have been extremely popular. We will be scheduling the next round of workshops in the fall. Workshops are held at the Broad Institute at 320 Charles St. in Cambridge, MA, from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM. Registration is free for attendees from academic or other nonprofit organizations, and $600 for attendees from for profit organizations. Space is limited.
These workshops teach participants the features of GenePattern, including:
User SurveyIf you use GenePattern, we would like to know how your experience has been. Our user survey is a brief online form that lets you give us feedback about the software and other aspects of using GenePattern. Your responses are greatly appreciated - they will help us to understand how GenePattern is being used and how to make it as valuable a tool as possible.
PublicationsIf you've published a paper that makes use of GenePattern, we'd love to hear about it. Even if you are just using GenePattern in a novel way, let us know!
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