What’s The Answer? (down for everyone, or just me)

This week’s highlighted question was useful in a couple of ways. First, it offered a way to check if a site is down just for you due to local connection issues, or if it appears down for everyone. I used one of the suggested sites before, but I wasn’t aware of the other one. So that was handy. But I also thought maybe readers aren’t aware of these tools, so I figured I’d spread the word on that.

But it also led to a broader discussion of pathway and annotation tools. I know people are increasingly frustrated with DAVID, but it’s still widely used. So there were also some suggestions for other tools for similar types of analyses, and a couple of them were things I’ll be looking at further.

Biostars is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the Biostars_logo community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at Biostars that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Thursdays we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here in this thread. You can ask questions in this thread, or you can always join in at Biostars.

So here’s this week’s highlighted question:

Question: DAVID pathway analysis


First time posting so apologies if this is posted to the wrong forum.

Does anybody know if there is an issue with the DAVID website. I’ve tried accessing it from several computers but it won’t load. I could get in last week but when using the conversion tool it would stop at 30% complete. I’ve tried emailing them but have not got a reply.




Check out the answers on this helpful thread.