Biobanks as genomic data sources

Introduction At Repositive, we are always interested in new sources of human genomic data. The idea to explore biobanks as potential sources came up in July 2015 at the HandsOn Biobanks conference, where many biobanks mentioned that they have sequencing data or plan to have ...

Getting Google to Find Human Genome Datasets

The plummeting prices in sequencing has triggered an exponential growth in the generation of genomic datasets. Currently it is very difficult for search engines such as Google to index data in the biomedical domain. How do we make data from this domain findable by search ...

EBI Metagenomics – an open resource for the analysis, archiving and exploration of metagenomic datasets

Special thanks to Alex Mitchell, the content and curation coordinator for the InterPro and EBI Metagenomics databases, for writing this guest blog post The term ‘metagenomics’ describes the simultaneous analysis of the collective genomes of microbes present in a sample from a given environment, such ...

8 Nov 2016: Bioschemas hands-on Meeting

Tuesday 8 November 2016 – Wednesday 9 Nov 2016 Rothamsted Centre for Research & Enterprise Register for FREE on Eventbrite Introduction Representatives from the ELIXIR Hub present an update on the BioSchemas project - a community initiative working on metadata standards and specifications to facilitate data ...

Bionode Hackday gives rise to five new modules for fetching and processing biological data

Summary of the day From 9:30am at Google Campus London we welcomed a large group of enthusiastic hackers to the Bionode and DNAdigest hackday: Crawling genomic datasets with node.js The day started with introductions to DNAdigest and Repositive (the sponsor for the day) ...