Affymetrix identifiers are also known as Affymetrix probe set identifiers. They are used by Affymetrix to identify the probe included on their GeneChips®. They resemble GenBank identifiers, but usually also contain a suffix or prefix. These identifiers can be used in conjunction with the NetAffx™ website to provide information and links to gene specific information. See Disclaimer.
To set the Affymetrix URL to the NetAffx website:
1. Select Preferences from the Tools menu. The User Preferences dialog is displayed.
2. Click the Gene Database tab. The Gene Database pane is displayed.
3. Set the Lookup Gene Database URL for Affymetrix to: