Visualizing biological data—now and in the future

Seán I. O’Donoghue, Anne Claude Gavin, Nils Gehlenborg, David S. Goodsell, Jean Karim Hériché, Cydney B. Nielsen, Chris North, Arthur J. Olson, James B. Procter, David W. Shattuck, Thomas Walter, Bang Wong

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Methods and tools for visualizing biological data have improved considerably over the last decades, but they are still inadequate for some high-throughput data sets. For most users, a key challenge is to benefit from the deluge of data without being overwhelmed by it. This challenge is still largely unfulfilled and will require the development of truly integrated and highly useable tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S2-S4
JournalNature Methods
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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O’Donoghue, S. I., Gavin, A. C., Gehlenborg, N., Goodsell, D. S., Hériché, J. K., Nielsen, C. B., North, C., Olson, A. J., Procter, J. B., Shattuck, D. W., Walter, T., & Wong, B. (2010). Visualizing biological data—now and in the future. Nature Methods, 7(3), S2-S4.