As some already may know, Gitools has been integrated with GenomeSpace. Together with the GenomeSpace team we have set up a tutorial that demonstrates the power behind the GenomeSpace approach. The tutorial may be found here and helps the user to extract data from ArrayExpress, normalize it on GenePattern and then load and browse it in Gitools. All these steps are being done without the need to manually download any tool nor data set. You can sign up for GenomeSpace and try it right away.
As of now you can download the new version of Gitools – version 1.5.10 – which keeps up with the newest changes of the biological databases KEGG and Ensembl.
As some may have read or heard, KEGG has gone through some changes last year and so has the accessibility of its data. This change broke the functionality of the KEGG importer in Gitools. This is now fixed!
Additionally we also made an update for the Ensembl importer and added the new versions in the archive to make sure all data can be comfortably downloaded through Gitools.
That’s it for now, expect more news to come!