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Literature Lab™ PLUS analyzes the relationships of your datasets to biological concepts in the literature, using a 1,000 RGS statistical analysis described below.

Unlike virtually all other enrichment tools, Literature Lab™ PLUS does not depend on fixed databases of gene lists or a priori determinations. No matter how good these enrichment tools are, and no matter how fancy their algorithms, they still base their analysis on…other gene lists!

Literature Lab™ PLUS respects the uniqueness of each gene list you submit for analysis and returns a consistent and unique result accordingly. By looking in real time at the relationship of your unique gene list to biological concepts in the literature, Literature Lab™ PLUS identifies critical relationships that the other approaches miss.

Literature Lab™ PLUS is the most powerful tool available for transcriptomic functional analysis. It identifies significant associations in 22domains of biology and biochemistry, including pathways, diseases, cell biology, chemicals/drugs, cancer drugs, inhibitors, metabolites and physiology.

New additions in 2019:

  • Comprehensive Immunology

  • Cancer Drugs and Therapy Targets

  • Inhibitors and Antagonists

  • V2.0 of the pathways analysis released, with 1,100 pathways

These additions extend the reach of Literature Lab™ PLUS and help to bridge the information gap between genotype and phenotype. Get an example of these new domains on your data!



the Literature Lab™ PLUS Analysis.

The LPFs (log of the product of frequency) of the genes with the terms in the input set are computed for each of 86,000 terms in the Literature Lab™ database. This analysis is also generated on each of 1,000 random gene sets (RGS). The LPFs for the input data set are compared to the 1,000 RGS and statistically significant associations unique to each gene list analyzed, are identified.

A Literature Lab™ PLUS analysis on 100 genes is equivalent to 2.4 billion manual searches.



The Literature Lab™ PLUS Viewer is a point-and-click application that quickly reveals the biological meaning of your gene set. Significantly associated pathways, diseases, chemicals, cell biology and other biological and biochemical dimensions are shown accompanied by the genes that drive each association, ranked by their impact on the association. The Literature Lab™ analysis is 100% transparent -- one click takes you to the abstracts that drive each association. There is no more wondering why, how or from where your gene set enrichment results are produced. The Literature Lab™ database is constantly updated, assuring you that the enrichment of your gene set is based on the latest data.

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Compare multiple gene sets.

The Literature Lab™ PLUS Viewer compares the results of multiple Literature Lab™ analyses. What are the biological similarities and differences between two gene sets? The answer is a few clicks away. Time or drug course data? Data from multiple tissue types?...The PLUS Viewer shows the trends, changes, peaks, etc. across multiple gene sets.


IL10 is one of the drivers of this gene list's association with the Acute Inflammatory Response Pathway.  This image shows the results of a single-click request for genes associated in the literature with IL10 AND the Acute Inflammatory Response Pathway. Genes in the gene list are displayed in bold blue. Note that the LPF in this example is computed on the selected gene's association with the genes in the literature.


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Functional insights, targets revealed.

Literature Lab™ runs a clustering analysis on the genes and the significantly associated terms to illuminate functional relationships among groups of genes in the gene set. Quickly make sense out of larger heterogeneous gene lists.

The Literature Lab™ clusters are interactive -- clicking on a cell instantly takes you to the abstracts for the gene and the term. There is no more wondering why, how or from where your gene set enrichment results are produced.


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