Sigma-Aldrich Launches Your Favorite Gene Powered by Ingenuity
News Jan 28, 2009
Sigma-Aldrich and Ingenuity Systems have launched 'Your Favorite Gene' powered by Ingenuity, a Web-based biological search portal for exploring dynamic gene-based content.
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 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 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 sourcing the availability of Sigma-Aldrich products relevant to their work.
“Sigma-Aldrich is establishing itself as a destination for the life science community to understand biology and access the resources it needs to continue groundbreaking research,” said Dr. David Smoller, President of Sigma-Aldrich’s Research Biotech business unit. “We intend Your Favorite Gene powered by Ingenuity to serve as an information hub for researchers and students exploring diseases, functions, and gene pathways, and to match our comprehensive collection of products, kits and reagents to relevant biological information.”