How to use HMD

Key words search

You can use “key words search” from HOME page of HMD, just type whatever you interested in the search area, and then, matched samples or genes will be listed in result page.

Analyses

To conduct analyses based on selected samples and selected genes (from offered gene catalog), you need to go through the process as following:

Sample Filter

NOTE: You can use the SAMPLE page to narrow down the samples used in next steps, 170+ phenotypic traits are offered, classified into 11 categories, including Basic information, Physiological Measurements, Lifestyle, Blood indices, etc.
After submitting, you will get a few statistical figures of the selected samples, you can go back to sample filter page to modify filter conditions.
Please note, you can leave all the blanks untouched, in that case, all the samples will be used in further analyses, which could make the process longer.
As far as you have a group of satisfied samples, and then you click GENE tab to select genes.

Gene Filter

NOTE: Quite the same like sample filter step, you can use the GENE to narrow down the genes used in following analyses.
Genes can be filtered by length, completeness, taxonomical and functional annotations, etc.
You will also get a few statistical figures of the selected genes after filtering, and you can go back to modify conditions as well.
Please note, you can leave all the blanks untouched, in this case, all the genes will be used in further analyses, which could make the process longer.
As far as you also have a group of satisfied genes, please click the “Profile” tab to run the alpha-diversity, gene count and PCA analyses.

Analyses

NOTE: When both samples and genes filter processes are completed, you can get the profile and begin data analyses according to what you selected.
Please click “Profile” tab to obtain the gene profile, and leave you email before click the button “Get gene profile and begin my analyses”.
Your job id will send to you by email, which you can use for job status checking.
As soon as job done, you will have three figures for analyses including alpha-diversity, gene count and principal component analysis (PCA).