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Java applet based visualizers no longer function in any browser

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:47PM by Barbara Hill

This post serves as a final update to all previous FAQs and blog posts regarding the state of Java applet visualizers in any browser.

As of March 2017, all browers have ceased support for the plugins that are needed to run a Java applet visualizer (such as MultiplotStudio) in a browser.

See this article for more information:

We are very much aware that being able to visualize your data is a big part of why you use GenePattern. To that end, we are working to rewrite our existing Java applet visualizers in JavaScript.

As of March 2017 we have released the following in JavaScript:

*IGV.js - note that this is an alpha (ie early release) version made available for convenience

The following are currently deprecated:


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Scheduled Maintenance Downtime - Saturday, March 4, 2017

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 06:05PM by GenePattern Team

GenePattern servers hosted at the Broad Institute will be offline on Saturday, March 4th, due to planned Broad IT system maintenance.

Affected servers are:

Please note that files loaded from the Broad Institute will also be unavailable, as those files systems will also be down for maintenance. This means that some drop down menus may not display properly and example data our our website and in our documentation may not be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.


-The GenePattern Team


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GenePattern coverage and support Dec 22, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 01:34PM by Barbara Hill

From December 22, 2016 through January 3, 2017, the GenePattern team will be out of office for an extended holiday closing. During this time, the GenePattern servers and repositories will remain up and fully functional. We will be monitoring this and, should anything happen to disrupt service, we will work to resolve any issues within 24 hrs. However, due to the holiday closing, please be aware that:

  • GenePattern staff will not be reachable by phone or responding to email. This includes our help system, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Emails (including help tickets) and phone calls will be responded to as quickly as possible, once we return to the office on Jan 4, 2016.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Best Wishes,

-The GenePattern Team

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