Gene Information eXtension (GIX): effortless retrieval of gene product information on any website
Retrieving information about genes and gene products is a constant and timeconsuming aspect of systems biology research. While there are many high quality and well-designed resources to fulfill this need, they require the user to navigate to different and often complex websites, execute a search, select the desired result and then view retrieved information. This task can be a repetitive, burdensome and disruptive process, for example when exploring the results of large scale genomics or proteomics screens or reading an online article. To address this issue we have developed a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox called GIX, for Gene Information eXtension, that allows users to retrieve customizable gene product information - especially as it relates to proteins and their expression and functions - directly on a website without having to navigate to another page.
- Downloaded 767 times
- Download rankings, all-time:
- Site-wide: 27,353
- In bioinformatics: 3,224
- Year to date:
- Site-wide: 91,612
- Since beginning of last month:
- Site-wide: 94,182
Downloads over time
Distribution of downloads per paper, site-wide
- 27 Nov 2020: The website and API now include results pulled from medRxiv as well as bioRxiv.
- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
- 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
- 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
- 30 Jan 2019: preLights has featured the Rxivist preprint and written about our findings.
- 22 Jan 2019: Nature just published an article about Rxivist and our data.
- 13 Jan 2019: The Rxivist preprint is live!