The diseasome website is a disease/disorder relationships explorer and a sample of an innovative map-oriented scientific work. Built by a team of researchers and engineers, it uses the Human Disease Network dataset and allows intuitive knowledge discovery by mapping its complexity.
This kind of data has a network-like organization, and relations between elements are at least as important as the elements themselves. More data could be integrated to this prototype and could eventually bring closer phenotype and genotype.
Results should be visual, but also printable. Creating posters can enhance collaborative work. It facilitates discussion and sharing of ideas about the data.
"Just like the taxonomy of life, a useful taxonomy of networks will enable us to unify many different systems..." Duncan Watts
This website initiative is an invitation to think about the benefits of networks exploration but above all it tries to outline future designs of scientific information systems.
|Interactive map and full CMS provided by Linkfluence|
|Initial spatialization, data processing and poster made by the Gephi team|
Official paperThe Human Disease Network [link]
Goh K-I, Cusick ME, Valle D, Childs B, Vidal M, Barabási A-L (2007)
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 104:8685-8690
Press: Network Medicine — From Obesity to the "Diseasome", Albert-László Barabási
More publications on biological networks: BarabasiLab.com
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