Gene expression informatics--it's all in your mine

Nat Genet. 1999 Jan;21(1 Suppl):51-5. doi: 10.1038/4478.


Technologies for whole-genome RNA expression studies are becoming increasingly reliable and accessible. However, universal standards to make the data more suitable for comparative analysis and for inter-operability with other information resources have yet to emerge. Improved access to large electronic data sets, reliable and consistent annotation and effective tools for 'data mining' are critical. Analysis methods that exploit large data warehouses of gene expression experiments will be necessary to realize the full potential of this technology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Computational Biology*
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Database Management Systems* / standards
  • Databases, Factual* / standards
  • Gene Expression*
  • Genome
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics
  • Software


  • RNA, Messenger