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We’ve got widgets

I’ve mentioned others’ widgets before. They can be very handy tools on websites and blogs to add content and useful interactive searches, etc.

Well, we now have our own. As many of our readers know, we have a genomics and bioinformatics search engine that helps the researcher find the database or analysis tool that best fits their need. Type in a term and you get a list of genomics resources that are queued in rank of relevancy. In addition, you are shown where in context (the resource web site, or in our tutorials or blog if there) where the term was found. Additionally, you’ll find tutorials we’ve created on nearly 100 of them, about a dozen free to the user like PDB, SGKB, UCSC Genome Browser, and another 80 or so by subscription.

Anyway, you can now put the search (which of course is publicly available) on your blog or web site using one the widgets we’ve just had created (by the same people who helped create our database search). We have three sizes and you can find them and the code for them at this page.

You’ll also see I’ve put the smaller widget on the right column here on the blog. You can put a term in there and test it out. It will open another page with the results of our search. Try it out!

Widgets are cool

RCSB has put goether a PDB Comparison Tool Widget .

I put in 2K9G and 1ZLM, two SH3 domains. Used chain A for both and blast2seq as comparison algorithm (there are several choices), and these are my results. I’m not promising any biological significance to my choices and results, but the widget works nicely and simply. I can see it as a nice addition to someone’s homepage.

There are some other 3rd party widgets over at PDB such as this SGKB widget which you can get at the link above and the Mac dashboard widget you can download (and I always like Mac biology widget!).

Which got me to thinking, there must be other widgets out there for embedding into web sites. I found this Ontology one, anyone else know of any? Perhaps I can put together a widget page! for fun.