GeneDig allows for much faster access to bioinformatics data. a, Average participants’ seek times for the GeneDig Challenge using different genomics portals. Experts (n = 6) were classified as medical and graduate students, post-docs, physicians, and professors who regularly used one or more genomics portals. Novices (n = 7) consisted of high school and undergraduate students, or any other users who were not familiar with any genomics web resources. Times were capped by participants at 6, 7, or 20 minutes (designated as ∞), for any task that participants gave up on. b - d, Graphs of average times overall, Expert times, and Novice times. Average times are shown as filled circles, horizontal lines represent maximum and minimum times. Novices were as fast or faster than Experts at performing genomic search tasks.