How To Use the Universal Translator

  1. First, specify the organism to search for (Human or Mouse) and the array(s) whose probes you are interested in.

  2. Input your queries, which can be probes, genes, and genomic ranges ("chr1:1234567-9876543"). Seperate multiple queries using commas, spaces, or semicolons.

  3. If you are inputing probes and you only want the updated annotations, check off the 'Updated Annotations' box. Note: You must specify a target array for this option.

  4. Finally, click "Search".


  1. Optionally, you can specify below the search button which "style" you want your results to be displayed in:

    • Index cards (Default): A detailed result for each matched Gene, mRNA, or EST

    • Table: A single table of all matches

    • Plaintext: A list of just the matched probes

  2. The default view contains hyperlinks which lead to additional information, depending on what is clicked:

    • Probe name: Conducts a new search using just the given probe name as a query

    • Genomic range: Displays UCSC genome view zoomed into this range

    • Align ID: Shows only probes which match with the given gene alignment; hides others

    • Protein ID: Shows Uniprot data on given protein