What’s the Answers? (build gene networks from literature)
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Recently someone came by to ask about ways to extract useful information from the literature and construct a network from that. Respondents offered helpful software–but also nice guidance on thinking about how the networks need to be thought about in an organism:
Does anyone know of any available software that would build gene regulatory networks from literature alone?
The first answer offered some software to consider, but the second answer (at least as currently ordered) provided thoughtful commentary on aspects of this to consider beyond the literature. I thought that was a nice balance. Check out the discussion.