Tip of the Week: CellMiner from NCI

CellMiner_tip_imageOnce a month I get a great email from my BioMed Central with suggestions of articles that I might want to read. In a recent edition there were lots of papers I wanted to read.  One of them was “CellMiner: a relational database and query tool for the NCI-60 cancer cell lines” by Uma T Shankavaram et. al. & is the reason for this tip of the week. The paper is very well written, clear, and points out some Excel download pitfalls I’ve struggled with in the past. I figured if their writing is so good, I’d better check out their web resource, CellMiner.

CellMiner is brought to you by the Genomics and Bioinformatics Group, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology (LMP), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is created as a “database and query tool designed for the cancer research community to facilitate integration of the molecular datasets generated by the GBG and its collaborators on the NCI-60″. So, without further ado, please watch this tip, read the paper, and then utilize this great resource for your own scientific gains.

ResearchBlogging.org Uma T Shankavaram, Sudhir Varma, David Kane, Margot Sunshine, Krishna K Chary, William C Reinhold, Yves Pommier, & John N Weinstein (2009). CellMiner: a relational database and query tool for the NCI-60 cancer cell lines BMC Genomics, 10 (277) DOI: doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-277

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