Video Tip of the Week: Atlas of Cancer Signaling Networks

Last week I highlighted a software tool that lets you customize maps of molecular interactions, and navigate around at various resolutions to explore. It’s called NaviCell, and it seems to offer a lot of opportunity for folks to develop helpful maps related to their research. This week I’m going to note that this same team has created a collection of maps for cancer signalling, based on the NaviCell framework.

The Atlas of Cancer Signaling Networks demonstrates how you can create a collection of interaction maps that will be useful for a particular research focus. Using the same basic features described for NaviCell, you can create and explore data sets with a Google Map foundation and interactivity.

I won’t go in to any more detail on the map use and creation guidance that I covered last week, you can click over for more. But if you liked NaviCell, ACSN should give you a great sense of how to implement this for your own research topics of interest as well.

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Kuperstein I., Cohen D.P., Pook S., Viara E., Calzone L., Barillot E. & Zinovyev A. (2013). NaviCell: a web-based environment for navigation, curation and maintenance of large molecular interaction maps, BMC Systems Biology, 7 (1) 100. DOI: