Network Visualization for Systems Biology

 roche3This is a quick look at the state-of-the-art of network visualization in systems biology. It’s an interesting topic on its own (and my day job at the moment), and also as it relates to the visualization of other types of networks, such as social networks (think Facebook). Systems biology is all about looking at proteins, pathogens, and more, within the contexts in which they interact. Naturally, then, the visualizations that tend to be particularly useful are those such as network visualizations that can provide macro understanding of the interactions.  Questions such visualizations help with include those of the form “if a drug affects protein X, what else will it affect?”

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A Look at FINVIZ.com (Financial Visualizations)

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FINVIZ is a suite of free financial tools that takes advantage of modern visualization ideas.  The infoviz and interaction designs are certainly worth a blog post.  Here’s a look at their efforts…

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