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For those who are arriving at this database without prior knowledge of genetics or specific genes, a search by disease, pathway, cell type or function may be of most initial use. To do this, click on the relevant search term in the tag cloud.
To search for probes associated with a specific gene or group of genes, select the Gene Search radio button and type the gene name, gene symbol, Entrez Gene ID or probe ID in the search box (multiple genes searches require an OR between gene names) before clicking the "Search" button. To show exact matches to your search query click the "Show exact matches only" box.
The following special operators can be used to build queries:
Example Search Type
AND operator: &
dopamine & receptor
OR operator: |
NOT operator: !
"dopamine receptor" !DRD3
- AND, OR and NOT may be used in place of their corresponding operators. They must be upper case.
- The AND operator (&) is implicit, so spaces between words that are not separated by an operator will be treated like an &.
- OR (|) has higher operator precedence than AND (&).
- Parentheses can be used to group criteria, but nested parentheses are not supported at this time.
- The NOT operator (!) is not supported within parentheses.
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