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GWATCH: a web platform for automated gene association discovery analysis

  • Anton Svitin1Email author,
  • Sergey Malov1, 2,
  • Nikolay Cherkasov1,
  • Paul Geerts3,
  • Mikhail Rotkevich1,
  • Pavel Dobrynin1,
  • Andrey Shevchenko1,
  • Li Guan1,
  • Jennifer Troyer4,
  • Sher Hendrickson5,
  • Holli Hutcheson Dilks6,
  • Taras K Oleksyk7,
  • Sharyne Donfield8,
  • Edward Gomperts9,
  • Douglas A Jabs10,
  • Efe Sezgin11,
  • Mark Van Natta11,
  • P Richard Harrigan12, 13,
  • Zabrina L Brumme14 and
  • Stephen J O’Brien1, 15Email author
Contributed equally

Received: 6 June 2014

Accepted: 30 September 2014

Published: 5 November 2014

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
6 Jun 2014 Submitted Original manuscript
28 Jul 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lachlan Coin
31 Jul 2014 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Junwen Wang
28 Aug 2014 Author responded Author comments - Anton Svitin
Resubmission - Version 2
28 Aug 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Sep 2014 Author responded Author comments - Anton Svitin
Resubmission - Version 3
26 Sep 2014 Submitted Manuscript version 3
30 Sep 2014 Editorially accepted
5 Nov 2014 Article published 10.1186/2047-217X-3-18

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Authors’ Affiliations

Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Department of Mathematics, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Scientific Data Visualization Consultant, Turner, Australia
Genetics and Genomics Group, Advanced Technology Program, SAIC-Frederick, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, USA
Department of Biology, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, USA
Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics, Office of Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA
Biology Department, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, USA
Department of Biostatistics, Rho, Inc., Chapel Hill, USA
Division of Hematology-Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Departments of Ophthalmology and Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Vancouver, Canada
Division of AIDS, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
Oceanographic Center, Nova Southeastern University, Ft.Lauderdale, USA