What’s The Answer? (tissue specific genes)

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This is a question we’ve seen before, but it’s always nice to look at it again, see what tools remain useful to folks in the field, and to see if there’s something new. I’m always trying to keep up–but every time these questions arise there’s some new tool I hadn’t heard of. Check out the answers, and add your own if you’ve got a favorite that isn’t already covered over there.

Question: How can we get tissue specific genes?


How can we get a subset of tissue-specific genes (eg, genes predominantly expressed in kidney, brain etc) ? Is there any tool or open-source resource available for this?

Any tips on how to obtain/address tissue-specific genes is greatly appreciated.

Thanks Diwan

Go see the ensuing discussion at Biostar.