Researchers from University of Lausanne have developed BgeeDB, a collection of functions to import into R re-annotated, quality-controlled and reprocessed expression data available in the Bgee database. This includes data from thousands of wild-type healthy samples of multiple animal species, generated with different gene expression technologies (RNA-seq, Affymetrix microarrays, expressed sequence tags, and in situ hybridizations). BgeeDB facilitates downstream analyses, such as gene expression analyses with other Bioconductor packages. Moreover, BgeeDB includes a new gene set enrichment test for preferred localization of expression of genes in anatomical structures (“TopAnat”). Along with the classical Gene Ontology enrichment test, this test provides a complementary way to interpret gene lists.