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First (Nature!) publication using Figlinq

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Even though stil in beta phase, Figlinq has been used to create and publish interactive, data-connected figures for a major publication in the high-impact journal Nature. In this paper, Sanne van Neerven and colleagues explore the molecular mechanisms driving initiation of intestinal tumors and discover that lithium chloride - a drug already used for treatment of depression - inhibits the growth of these tumors in mice.

Nature publications tend to be data-heavy beasts, and this one is no different: 14 figures, composed of 126 panels, including 46 images and 117 individual charts, if we count correctly. In this particular case, all original (static) figures were finalized even before Figlinq existed, so the authors recreated all of them using our platform. In the process, the charts became (automatically) linked to the underlying data that can now be accessed via each individual chart. Each chart can also be edited (and data inspected or downloaded) by anyone, with or without Figlinq account. Figlinq's users can, moreover, fork the charts (plus data) and save them to their own workspace for reuse or re-analysis!

Here are two particular charts from this publication: a heatmap with 2 382 data points from Figure 2 and a volcano chart with 17 378 data points from Figure 3.

All interactive figures from this publication - of course permanently connected to the underlying data - are available on Figlinq.

The original paper can be found on Nature's website.