The EASE user interface is designed for quick annotation and analysis of gene lists. Gene identifiers are pasted into the "INPUT GENES" section, and the processes of linking to online tools, over-representation analysis or annotation are launched with buttons in the "EXPLORE" section. Annotation data can be automatically retrieved from the internet and stored into local data files by clicking the [update with the most recent online data] button.
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