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ICG is a wiki-based knowledgebase of '''internal control genes (or reference genes) for RT-qPCR normalization''' in a variety of species across three domains of life. Based on community curation, ICG harnesses collective intelligence to integrate a comprehensive collection of internal control genes '''curated from a large volume of literatures''' and provides appropriate internal control genes corresponding to specific experimental conditions for both model and non-model organisms.
 
ICG is a wiki-based knowledgebase of '''internal control genes (or reference genes) for RT-qPCR normalization''' in a variety of species across three domains of life. Based on community curation, ICG harnesses collective intelligence to integrate a comprehensive collection of internal control genes '''curated from a large volume of literatures''' and provides appropriate internal control genes corresponding to specific experimental conditions for both model and non-model organisms.
  
==Slogan==
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=='''Slogan'''==
 
* Nothing great is ever accomplished in isolation. — Yo-Yo Ma
 
* Nothing great is ever accomplished in isolation. — Yo-Yo Ma
 
* Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge. — Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
 
* Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge. — Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
 
* Contribute your efforts, further our knowledge. — Zhang Zhang, Founder of ScienceWikis
 
* Contribute your efforts, further our knowledge. — Zhang Zhang, Founder of ScienceWikis
  
==Purpose & Aims==
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=='''Purpose & Aims'''==
 
The purpose of ICG is as follows.
 
The purpose of ICG is as follows.
  
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* Build related wiki extensions to ease content accessibility, adding and editing.
 
* Build related wiki extensions to ease content accessibility, adding and editing.
  
==Acknowledgements==
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=='''Acknowledgements'''==
 
{{ICG:Acknowledgements}}
 
{{ICG:Acknowledgements}}

Revision as of 12:01, 12 August 2017

ICG is a wiki-based knowledgebase of internal control genes (or reference genes) for RT-qPCR normalization in a variety of species across three domains of life. Based on community curation, ICG harnesses collective intelligence to integrate a comprehensive collection of internal control genes curated from a large volume of literatures and provides appropriate internal control genes corresponding to specific experimental conditions for both model and non-model organisms.

Slogan

  • Nothing great is ever accomplished in isolation. — Yo-Yo Ma
  • Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge. — Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
  • Contribute your efforts, further our knowledge. — Zhang Zhang, Founder of ScienceWikis

Purpose & Aims

The purpose of ICG is as follows.

  • Establish a community-based system to curate RT-qPCR internal control genes across different tissues and different experimental conditions for both model and non-model organisms.
  • Provide up-to-date, comprehensive, and professional informations about internal control genes for molecular biologists to carry out their RT-qPCR experiments.
  • Build related wiki extensions to ease content accessibility, adding and editing.

Acknowledgements

Contributions

We thank a number of users for sharing their valuable knowledge, making edits, sending suggestions and reporting bugs.

Funding

ICG is supported by grants from:

  • Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences [XDB13040500 and XDA08020102 to Z.Z.; XDA08020102 to S.H.];
  • National Programs for High Technology Research and Development [2015AA020108 and 2012AA020409 to Z.Z.];
  • International Partnership Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences [153F11KYSB20160008];
  • The 100-Talent Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences [to Y.B and Z.Z.];
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China [31100915 to L.H.].