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Bioinformatics Software: BaseSpace Correlation Engine: Overview

Main Applications

Featuring the world’s largest collection of curated and pre-analyzed public 'omics data, Illumina's BaseSpace Correlation Engine (previously known as Nextbio) is a web-based discovery platform that provides a practical way to mine vast quantities of complex biological, clinical and literature data.

Advanced literature search and study

  • Defined literature, news and clinical trials search with a sophisticated search and ranking algorithm that summarizes searched results into categorized text-mining tags for quick explore.

Genomic data mining and meta-analysis

  • Gene Query – Determine how genes ‘behave’ across the vast data landscape.
  • Data Query – Discover how your own data correlates to all other studies in BaseSpace Correlation Engine.
  • Pathway Query – Uncover functional relationships and dysregulated disease pathways.
  • Body Atlas – Obtain overviews of gene, pathway and signature queries in normal tissue and cell line atlases.
  • Disease Atlas – Find diseases, traits and conditions associated with a queried gene, SNP, or data set.
  • Pharmaco Atlas –Discover compounds and treatments that affect a queried gene or data set.
  • Knockdown Atlas –See which genetic perturbations affect a queried gene or data set
  • Data Import – Learn how to bring your own data sets in for correlation.
  • Meta-Analysis Query – Combine datasets and data types for deeper hypothesis generation and validation.

Access BaseSpace Correlation Engine @ USC

USC has licensed Illumina's BaseSpace Correlation Engine for the free use of USC faculty, students and staff.  The license consists of unlimited access to USC usersTo access this software:

  1. Carefully read the BaseSpace Correlation Engine user policy
  2. Complete and submit the BaseSpace Correlation Engine registration form
  3. Follow the instructions in the confirmation email to set up your user name and password. 
  4. Log in here to use BaseSpace Correlation Engine.

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