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Analyze Public Data

CZ CELLxGENE Discover provides several visual tools to explore the data sets we host. These tools allow for powerful hypothesis exploration with functionalities including subsetting, differential expression, and others to help you explore the data.

In order to understand which tool will best meet your needs, it’s helpful to understand the difference between our two main tools for exploring hosted data. Once you decide which tool you want to use, click on it’s name to view the tutorials.


CELLxGENE Discover allows you to explore individual data sets hosted on the CELLxGENE platform in UMAP form (learn, example dataset).

Gene Expression

Gene Expression allows for an exploration of gene expression by cell type across all data sets in the CELLxGENE Discover data corpus. It is currently in beta.