iBioGuide Frequently-Asked Questions
iBioGuide connects several databases and their annotated contents. As such, iBioGuide will perform best if you use life-science terms such as genes, diseases, biological process, etc.
iBioGuide is 100% free. We don’t even ask you for your email address.
Yes. Results are delivered in a global sense, but can quickly be narrowed to a specific domain by clicking one of the filters at the top of the page or selecting a specific organism.
We’re working on it. In an upcoming release we will add gene set enrichment analysis capabilities.
Yes. Just record or save the url. You can share the url as needed. Search history, unfortunately, is not savable at this time.
Not specifically. Gene ontologies are not organism specific and are applicable to all organisms. If you have a specific organism you would like to see us support, please let us know.
We use a variety of public and semi-public databases, like NCBI, KEGG, among others. These databases are updated at the same time as the databases in iPathwayGuide.
iBioGuide is meant to allow users to browse relationships between various biological entities and concepts. iPathwayGuide is designed to identify which entitles and systems are impacted in the context of experimental data.
iBioGuide is not have this capability. If you need to save an image, we encourage you to use a screenshot.
A “Parent’ term will be a more generalized term for that ontology domain. A “Child” term will be a more specific form of the currently selected term.