Category: Bioinformatics

Filling in the blanks for direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies: delivering industry’s fastest & most scalable imputation method

The commoditised genotyping array market has generated increased interest with various large direct-to-consumer (DTC) genotyping companies in the market, including 23andme, AncestryDNA, DNAFit and MyHeritage. Contrary to whole genome sequencing, genotyping arrays are cheaper and provide the economy of scale for mass adoption at a consumer level.

Standardising cloud-native bioinformatics pipelines: nf-core meets CloudOS

The democratisation of Next Generation Sequencing technologies has made omics data more available than ever before. Bioinformaticians are now confronted with tackling the NGS data deluge in order to deliver actionable insights. Transforming raw data into impactful insights requires bioinformaticians to process omics data with bioinformatics pipelines. To date, however, no validated standards have been widely established by the bioinformatics community.