Chapter 1. GUS Overview

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GUS Overview

GUS Overview

The Genomics Unified Schema (GUS) is an extensive relational database schema and associated application framework designed to store, integrate, analyze and present functional genomics data. The GUS schema supports a wide range of data types including genomics, gene expression, transcript assemblies, proteomics and others. It emphasizes standards-based ontologies and strong-typing.

The GUS Application Framework offers an object-relational layer and a Plugin API used to rapidly create robust data loading programs for diverse data sources. The GUS distribution includes plugins for standard data sources. The GUS Web Development Kit (WDK) is a rich environment for efficiently designing sophisticated query-based websites with little programming required.