Beacons for data-sharing

Thanks to the boom in next-generation DNA sequencing technology, hundreds of thousands of genomes and exomes have been sequenced, with more rolling off sequencers every day. Yet the majority of these data sets lie in distributed databases, hidden behind firewalls and user authentication schemes that make it impossible (or at least very difficult) for researchers to access them. And those that are freely available typically are divorced from the phenotypic data that makes genomic data useful to geneticists in the first place. The developers of a new genetic search tool are hoping to change all that… Read more at BioTechniques.

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~ by jeffreyperkel on August 12, 2015.

 
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