Wednesday, June 26, 2013

UP-TORR. A new tool from the DRSC. Find RNAi reagents--using today's information!

The DRSC has launched a new tool! 

And a corresponding paper is now out in the journal Genetics.

Hu Y, Roesel C, Flockhart I, Perkins L, Perrimon N, Mohr S. UP-TORR: Online Tool for Accurate and Up-to-Date Annotation of RNAi Reagents. Genetics. 2013 Jun 21. PMID: 23792952.

UP-TORR, named for "Updated Targets of RNAi Reagents" checks daily for new updates to fly gene annotations and RNAi reagent collections (including TRiP, NIG-Japan and VDRC RNAi fly stocks). This lets you view the most updated interpretation of the gene-to-RNAi-reagent relationship.

Why does this matter? Because gene annotations change--sometimes a lot--over time, changing the interpretation of on-targets and off-targets of a reagent.

Please check out our paper to learn more. We also have a help page and a video demo online. As always, feedback on the online tool is welcome.

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