We released Atlas 1.1.3 today. The main highlights of this release are:
There are a number of bug-fixes, also. You can now link to genes on any number of identifiers, including synonyms and alternate names:
- http://www.ebi.ac.uk/gxa/gene/SPAC16A10.06C, for the S. pombe pli2 gene,
Now, a little more detail on the Atlas REST APIs. These will return JSON or XML, and provide a comprehensive programmatic interface to everything you see in the Atlas Web interface. Here are some examples (lots more detail in the API documentation).
Gene and Condition Queries
These queries return gene results as in the Atlas Heatmap or List Views, with complete information on which conditions the matching genes are over/under-expressed in, including the EFO information.
Try adding "&indent" to the end of these queries to see pretty-printed output.
These queries execute searches for experiments, either listing general experiment information, or, if one or more genes are specified, the full experiment/assay/sample relationship matrix is produced together with gene expression values and, if available, the differential expression statistics.
Again, "&indent" will pretty-print the results.
We urge you to check out the docs, try these APIs out and get back to us with feedback and requests for further functionality. We'll post here separately the instructions to enable the Gene Expression Atlas DAS Track in Ensembl. For now, here's a screenshot:
--Misha Kapushesky and the Atlas Team
Gene Expression Atlas Project Coordinator