Tip of the Week: list of genes and DAVID

david_tip.jpgThis week I’m returning to the exercise wherein I look at tools that analyze lists of genes. As before, I’m taking that list of genes I created some time ago. It was generated as a list of “disease” genes from UniProt. Today I’m taking that list to another resource: DAVID. DAVID is an unfortunate name to Google for this, but it stands for: Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery.

I have to say I was really impressed with the speed, ease, and results of this effort. It uploaded easily, automatically detected the species options, was quick to set for human as the focus, it offered 3 handy viewing option buttons really quickly, and provided informative output that would be really useful in further exploring my list. I had only chosen one of the possible options with default settings. There’s a lot more you can do with DAVID and we cover more of that in our full tutorial. But this quick start movie shows you something of the process and the outcome.

The citation for DAVID is:

DAVID: Database for Annotation, Visualization, and Integrated Discovery

Reviewed by Glynn Dennis, Jr, Brad T Sherman, Douglas A Hosack, Jun Yang, Wei Gao, H Clifford Lane,2 and Richard A Lempicki. Genome Biol. 2003; 4(9): R60.