Gene Information eXtension (GIX): effortless retrieval of gene product information on any website

Nat Methods. 2019 Aug;16(8):665-666. doi: 10.1038/s41592-019-0477-9.


Retrieving information about genes is a continuous and time-consuming aspect of systems biology. While there are resources that can fulfill this need, they require navigation to different and often complex websites, execution of a search (or searches) and selection of a result before the user can view pertinent information. To streamline this process, we developed a browser extension called GIX (Gene Information eXtension; to allow users to retrieve gene information directly from a website without navigating to another page.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Regulation*
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval*
  • Internet*
  • Signal Transduction