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Free Web portal provides access to dynamic library of life science research

February 04, 2009
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Sigma-Aldrich and Ingenuity Systems has launched Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity, a Web-based biological search portal for exploring dynamic gene-based content (www.sigma-aldrich.com/yfg). Based on Ingenuity''s extensive library of research findings, Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity positions Sigma-Aldrich''s life science products within a content-rich environment of relevant biological and chemical information. The Web site also provides researchers with the capability to model and evaluate prospective experiments in the context of previously published scientific literature. The new portal is built upon Sigma-Aldrich''s leading Your Favorite Gene search engine, and incorporates Ingenuity''s Knowledge Base, the world''s largest repository of biological and chemical networks. A dramatic departure from the prevalent static search interfaces among life science product providers, this intuitive search tool matches thousands of Sigma-Aldrich products to biological information, presented in dynamic networks. Researchers and students can search by gene, protein, function, disease, species, tissue or pathway to access a range of previous research findings and biological information including molecular functions, cell regulation, protein domains, and metabolic and signaling pathways. From an initial search, simple navigation allows exploration of broader networks, providing insight into pathway interactions. Researchers can also model prospective experiments in Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity, accessing the findings of previous studies and quickly sourcing the availability of Sigma-Aldrich products relevant to their work. Ingenuity''s library is comprised of information extracted from a range of leading and specialized scientific journals by a team of Ph.D.-level life scientists. Ingenuity''s networks of biological and chemical relationships are manually curated, providing researchers with the most up-to-date findings related to proteins, genes, complexes, drugs, tissues, cells, and diseases of interest. Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity will present select information from Ingenuity''s library, with quick links to the larger repository for Ingenuity subscribers. Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity provides streamlined access to Sigma-Aldrich''s extensive portfolio of validated shRNAs, siRNAs, Prestige Antibodies and bioactive small molecule products. The Web portal is free for all researchers and students, and can be accessed at www.sigma-aldrich.com/yfg.
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