Jeremy Gollub Catherine A Ball and Gavin Sherlock Summary

The Stanford Microarray Database (SMD) is a DNA microarray research database that provides a large amount of data for public use. This chapter describes the use of the primary tools for searching, browsing, retrieving, and analyzing data available for SMD. With this introduction, researchers and students will be able to examine and analyze a large body of gene expression and other experiments. Additional tools for depositing, annotating, sharing, and analyzing data, available only to registered users, are also described. SMD is available for installation as a local database.

Key Words: DNA; cDNA; microarray; gene expression; database; repository; data analysis; expression profiling; clustering.

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