Non-negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) algorithms associate gene expression with biological processes (e.g., time-course dynamics or disease subtypes). Compared with univariate associations, the relative weights of NMF solutions can obscure biomarkers. Therefore, we developed a novel PatternMarkers statistic to extract genes for biological validation and enhanced visualization of NMF results. Finding novel and unbiased gene markers with PatternMarkers requires whole-genome data. However, NMF algorithms typically do not converge for the tens of thousands of genes in genome-wide profiling. Therefore, we also developed Genome-Wide CoGAPS Analysis in Parallel Sets (GWCoGAPS), the first robust whole genome Bayesian NMF using the sparse, MCMC algorithm, CoGAPS. This software contains analytic and visualization tools including a Shiny web application, patternMatcher, which are generalized for any NMF. Using these tools, we find granular brain-region and cell-type specific signatures with corresponding biomarkers in GTex data, illustrating GWCoGAPS and patternMarkers ascertainment of data-driven biomarkers from whole-genome data. Availability: PatternMarkers & GWCoGAPS are in the CoGAPS Bioconductor package (3.5) under the GPL license.