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F1000Research DOI:10.12688/f1000research.4492.1

Cytoscape: the network visualization tool for GenomeSpace workflows.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsDemchak, B, Hull, T, Reich, M, Liefeld, T, Smoot, M, Ideker, T, Mesirov, JP
Date Published2014/01/01

Modern genomic analysis often requires workflows incorporating multiple best-ofbreed tools. GenomeSpace is a web-based visual workbench that combines a selection of these tools with mechanisms that create data flows between them. One such tool is Cytoscape 3, a popular application that enables analysis and visualization of graph-oriented genomic networks. As Cytoscape runs on the desktop, and not in a web browser, integrating it into GenomeSpace required special care in creating a seamless user experience and enabling appropriate data flows. In this paper, we present the design and operation of the Cytoscape GenomeSpace app, which accomplishes this integration, thereby providing critical analysis and visualization functionality for GenomeSpace users. It has been downloaded it over 850 times since the release of its first version in September, 2013.