BioGRID ORCS News
BioGRID 3.3 - Now Live
The BioGRID was updated today to our newest release designated BioGRID 3.3. This update includes several bug fixes and user interface improvements as well as some new features. The following is a short list of some of the changes:
- Support for Chemical Associations. Our result pages may now include listings of protein-chemical associations. If available, these will be accessible via the “Chemicals” tab in the “Switch View” section of our interaction summaries. Examples: SULT1E1, MAPT, GABRB1, FOL1, and PUB:17139284.
- Enhanced Network Viewer 2.0. Our result pages may now include an enhanced version of our embedded network viewer that leverages the powerful Cytoscape.js platform to display interactive graph based representations of our interaction data. These networks include many powerful new features such as on-the-fly filtering, custom layouts, and minimum evidence thresholds. Examples: PEX7, MDM2, GABRB1, and SINA. A quick tutorial outlining the basic features of the viewer is available online.
- Detailed Search Result Listings. All gene/identifier based search results were updated to include detailed breakdowns of interactors, interactions, ptms, and chemicals that will be displayed when selecting that result. Example: STE.
- Graphical User Interface Updates. We’ve made several user interface updates to improve the functionality of the BioGRID and to reduce page load times.
- Search Improvements. We’ve made several enhancements to improve the speed and accuracy of our search results.
- Download File Improvements. We’ve fixed several issues with our download files to improve compatibility with standards. In addition, we’ve also included new download file formats for Post-Translational Modifications. These can be downloaded via our downloads page.
- Updated Wiki Documentation. We’ve updated several pages in our Wiki to provide updated documentation on a variety of topics.
- Improved REST Webservice. We’ve made several enhancements to the BioGRID REST webservice to improve performance and increase accuracy of results.
These are just some of the many improvements now available in BioGRID 3.3. We have many additional features already under development for version 3.4 that will expand on this functionality and ensure the BioGRID remains a useful resource for the biological community. If you have any questions about this build or suggestions for future builds, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.