3D Gene Expression

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Developed at the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV), in collaboration with the BDTNP, PointCloudXplore is a visualization tool for the PointCloud and Virtual Embryo data sets (Rubel et al, 2006). It was developed to help biologists understand the relationship between gene expression patterns in three dimensions.

To support analysis of these high dimensional data sets, PointCloudXplore integrates multiple views to ease analysis of complex gene expression data. Each view emphasizes different data properties, and interaction between the views makes it possible to perform detailed analyses of the presented data. This type of interaction blends high-dimensional information exploration with interactive, 3D visualization.