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Genomenon Partners With Google To Make Genomic Data Available On Google Cloud Platform


By Bio-IT World Staff

April 17, 2019 | Genomenon announced a partnership with Google to make the company’s genomic mutation data available on Google Cloud Platform. Genomenon’s Cited Variants Reference (CVR) data will be a public dataset available in BigQuery, Google Cloud’s big data and machine learning data warehouse, for use in genomic applications.

The Cited Variants Reference is generated from Genomenon’s Mastermind genomic database, which contains one of the most comprehensive indexes of genomic literature in the world. With over 4.1 million genomic variants found in medical literature, each variant is annotated with a citation count based on the number of scientific publications mentioning the variant, along with a link into the Mastermind Genomic Search Engine to view full search results for those articles. The CVR is designed to help clinicians and researchers prioritize and scale their genomic interpretation.

The CVR dataset can be used as an evidence filter for clinical actionability in genomic analysis pipelines (based on the presence of evidence in the literature) and a quick way to get insight into the literature for variant curation with direct links into the Mastermind Genomic Search Engine for genome data stored in Google Cloud Platform. The CVR dataset is also useful for researchers exploring novel, unpublished variants across patient cohort genomic data sets by looking for variants with little or no evidence in the medical literature.

The Mastermind Genomic Search Engine reads the titles and abstracts of over 30 million scientific medical papers published in PubMed. The full text of articles found to have genomic information is then indexed to develop a comprehensive view of the genomic literature. To date, Mastermind has indexed the text of over 6.2 million genomic publications and found over 4.1 million genomic variants. The genomic variants and article citation counts for each variant are now available on Google Cloud Platform.

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