Genetic Datasets

bgen-reader 4.0.5 | 8/11/2020

A bgen file format reader. Bgen is a file format for storing large genetic datasets . It supports both unphased genotypes and phased haplotype data with variable ploidy and number of alleles. It was designed to provides a compact data representation without sacrificing variant access performance. This python package is a wrapper around the bgen library , a low-memory footprint reader that efficiently reads bgen files. It fully supports the bgen …

MedGenome, the Leading South Asian Genetic Diagnostics, Research and Data Company Announces USD 55m Investment Led by LeapFrog | PR Newswire | 4/2/2020

… cover article in the December 2019 issue of Nature magazine 1 . The paper is now a strong reference base and discussion point for scientists working globally on genomics. The increased diversity captured in MedGenome’s genetic datasets will drive discovery of new gene-disease associations, drug targets, and novel therapies. The investment in MedGenome will seek to capitalise on the favourable dynamics in both the domestic and international markets for genetic …

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Why Does the Pharma Industry Need Cloud Technology? | 3/6/2020

… of researchers’ time and about $3 billion in funding to parse the entire human genome using anonymous donor DNA. Pharmaceutical companies and gene therapy research groups have benefited tremendously from the availability of public genetic datasets born from these efforts, which double in size roughly every 18 months. Without cloud computing, however, vast portions of this data would remain inaccessible to researchers. Obtaining results from public genetic datasets means researchers …

Proposed Placing, Subscription and Open Offer – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 10/24/2019

… multiple disease areas. The Directors believe that C4XD has a state-of-the-art suite of proprietary technologies across the Drug Discovery process. The Company’s innovative DNA-based target identification platform (Taxonomy3®) utilises human genetic datasets to identify novel patient-specific targets leading to greater discovery productivity and increased probability of clinical success. This is complemented by C4XD’s novel drug design platform, which comprises two innovative chemistry technologies, Conformetrix and …

Attacks on genetic privacy via uploads to genealogical databases | 10/22/2019

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetics services are increasingly popular for genetic genealogy, with tens of millions of customers as of 2019. Several DTC genealogy services allow users to upload their own genetic datasets in order to search for genetic relatives. A user and a target person in the database are identified as genetic relatives if the user’s uploaded genome shares one or more sufficiently long segments in common with that …

How Secure Is Our Genetic Information? And Does It Matter? | 10/22/2019

… adversary (anyone interested in obtaining genetic data about one or more people in a genealogy database using unlawful methods) could use one of the two following sources to exploit a genealogy database: Publicly-available genetic datasets such as the 1000Genomes Project, the Personal Genome Project, and more; and/or Artificial genetic datasets generated specifically for exploitation (by, for example, generating artificial raw data that includes known disease-related SNP results …

An interesting read that highlights the nightmare annotation errors can pose for massive genetic datasets : LabManagement | 5/22/2019

An interesting read that highlights the nightmare annotation errors can pose for massive genetic datasets” https://www.labroots.com/trending/genetics-and-genomics/14666/explosion-genetic-data-brings-growing-errors …

23andMe Is Doing Extensive Genetic Research. Here’s How That Knowledge Will Be Put To Use | Forbes | 4/11/2019

What kinds of new discoveries will be made possible with human genetic information? Answer by Carrie Northover , Research Director at 23andMe, on Quora : The sheer size of genetic datasets nowadays makes so many discoveries possible. Often, our genome-wide association studies are the largest of their kind, or the largest overall. That’s due to the fact that we have one of the world’s largest databases of genetic information from customers …