Visualising complex networks & linking genes to disease with Virtual Reality

Complex networks are studied across many fields of science, and are powerful way to analyse complex and diverse data and systems.  However, with the ever increasing size of datasets made possible with the next generation of advanced technologies, the ability to visualise these large networks is limiting. Whilst, conventional computer programs use to offer us an easy way to see and interact with simple networks, they quickly reach their limit and interacting with the network via a screen becomes difficult.  Now, scientists have developed a Virtual Reality (VR) platform for exploring huge amounts of data and their complex interplay in a uniquely intuitive fashion. They use the platform as a proof of concept to explore genome-scale molecular networks to identify genes associated with rare diseases and to link them to how they contribute to disease development.

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