A Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research-led team introduces a web-based tool for doing head-to-head comparisons of gene expression profiles in different tissue or cell types. The "Metabolic Gene Rapid Visualizer," or MERAV, is meant to serve as a tool for assessing genome-wide expression and metabolic patterns within various cell types, including cancer.

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