Another application of R getting press

Prof. Atul Butte of Stanford University and colleagues just published two articles in Science Translational Research which got a fair amount of press.  In fact I heard about the work on the radio on my commute to work. The research involves developing a computational method which can look at drug-disease interactions based on the NCBI GEO repository to discover potentially new uses for approved drugs. On reading the paper, I realized that their main computational tool is R, in particular the Bioconductor tools as well as pvclust  and qvalue. You can read the article here.


One comment

  1. Thanks for noticing the papers and the plug. Indeed we are huge fans of R and Bioconductor (and MySQL and Linux)… much of what is discovered in my lab is a product of open source tools applied to publicly-available data. Best wishes — Atul

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