Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 04:37PM by David Eby
A new Java update (7u51) was released by Oracle a week ago and - as has been the pattern with other recent updates - once again tightens security on applets run from web browsers. This affects all GenePattern visualizers as well as certain other components, most prominently the File Uploader. The GenePattern team is currently evaluating the best way to modify these components to avoid these issues in the future.
This update introduces a new security exception list which will allow you to register an exception for GenePattern so that you can use visualizers in the interim. The instructions are stratightforward (based on this page from Oracle):
Depending on how Java was updated, it is also possible that you will need to restart your browser and/or your computer as well.
Our apologies for the added steps. We are in the process of figuring out how best to respond to these changes.