Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New interface for selecting gene structure

Following previous post on new track selection interface, here I describe the similar change on gene structure selection function. Such function is used in Gene Set View and bigBed generator, and lets you decide which part of genes will be used.

Take custom gene set input for Gene Set View as example, open the control panel:

By default it shows "gene body" is in use. Click "change »" button, the gene structure selection panel will appear:

Check a radiobutton to select that gene part. If you need a custom region, check the "custom" option and the panel will become:

Same as before, you can press on the green/red sliders, slide them and select length for up/downstream flanking.

When you've done selecting, click anywhere else on page to dismiss the panel, and continue with usual process of running Gene Set View.