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Shtml). We suggest the reader chooses a set of standards as to which evidence codes they deem acceptable and apply the systematically throughout the annotation procedure. The same standards should be applied in cases of ambiguous annotation or similar issues that can only be resolved by a human annotator. Also, sometimes there are cases where an annotation will not fit the ontology format of GO or PANTHER since the user will want to have more control over parameters. An example of that would be differential expression of a gene in different cell types, where the user would want to control things like the threshold of the ratio of gene expression in different brain areas for example.
G. as supplied by GO) can be very useful for simple filtering without recourse to manual checking of references. Since each gene can have multiple functional annotations, these may capture pleiotropic effects in diverse celltypes that in some cases can be misleading (Inlow and Restifo 2004). On the other hand, this can be hard to disentangle from genes which truly have multiple functions – some of which were first noted in one cell-type, some in another – and whose disruption may have a more widespread effect on a complex than disruption of a highly specialised, single-function gene.
Org) , that collate the results of genetic association studies for a particular disorder, perform meta-analyses and provide ranked lists of associated genes or loci, making them a useful gateway into the field for non-experts. While it is possible to use the top hits from these or other lists as a disease annotation, this does throw away a lot of information and can introduce the problem of literature bias. gov/gap) it makes much more sense to use individual studies in their entirety, with access to multiple datasets allowing replication of results.