09/07 - RGD announces a major new release for the website

The Rat Genome Database is pleased to announce a major new release for the RGD website!  Here's what's new:
  • MyRGD:  You can now sign up for an account for the RGD website by clicking here or using the new "Sign In" button at the top of the page.  When logged in, you can select genes and/or vocabulary terms to "watch" using the binoculars icon on the corresponding report pages.  Select the types of data you are interested in and our system will notify you weekly if there is new data added to your gene or term of interest.  Alternatively, you can turn off email notifications and access the same information in your MyRGD message center on the website.  It's free to sign up, so try it today and save (and track) what matters to you on the RGD website!

  • REST API:  RGD has released a REST-based application program interface (API).  The API allows for 3rd party programs to interact with the RGD database via HTTP.  Version 1 contains services to lookup genes, annotations, QTLs, and strains.  Requested data is returned as a JSON representation of the RGD data structure.  The initial implementation is a subset of what is currently available in RGD and additional services will be added over time.   We encourage users to request new services via the contact us form at RGD.  Documentation for the RGD REST API is available at http://rest.rgd.mcw.edu/rgdws/api/index.html

  • Advanced Search:  The Object List Generator and Analyzer (OLGA) Advanced Search tool can now be easily accessed from any RGD page using the "Advanced Search (OLGA)" link below the Keyword search box in the top right corner of the page.  Search for rat, human and mouse genes and QTLs and rat strains using a variety of query options.  Once you finalize your list, you can easily download it or send it directly to RGD's tools for analysis, including the new InterViewer Protein-Protein Interaction Viewer!

  • Hematologic Disease Portal:  RGD's newest disease portal consolidates data for Hematologic Diseases, including anemia, coagulation disorders, hematologic neoplasms, and more.  Go to the new Hematologic Disease Portal to explore rat, human and mouse genes and rat QTLs and strains associated with any of these Diseases, or with associated Phenotypes, Biological Processes or Pathways.