A gene search result is informative only in the presence of informative data content. (A) A search for IGFBP3 gene on EHCO database produces an uninformative result. To decipher the retrieved result, users need to read the source article named “mRNA” to figure out whether the observed expression change of the gene was up-regulation or down-regulation under that dataset as well as the compared sample groups. (B) A search for IGFBP3 gene on Liverome produces an informative result; all information is readily readable and self-contained in one screen.
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