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Boffins score gene bonanza: EU countries pledge to share one million genomes by 2022

Cross-border databases to tackle fragmentation, speed drug R&D Thirteen European countries have agreed to link up genomic databases in a bid to give boffins access to a research cohort of more than one million genomes by 2022. The declaration commits the signatories – including the UK, Finland, Estonia and Spain – to work together to ensure secure…

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Des Suisses inventent le Netflix de la génomique

La start-up GenomSoft trouve les clés de la médecine génétique pour tous grâce à la compression des données. Récit exclusif. Le coût du séquençage du génome complet d’un être humain est passé en quinze ans de 3 milliards à 1000 dollars. Et les 100 sont en vue. En parallèle, les généticiens ont découvert des milliers de marqueurs,…

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MPEG-G Draft International Standard at MPEG 122 – San Diego

During the 122nd MPEG meeting in San Diego La Jolla, the MPEG-G standards reach Draft International Standard for transport and compression technologies The extensive usage of high-throughput deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing technologies opens up new perspectives in the treatment of several diseases and enables “precision medicine”. As DNA sequencing technologies produce extremely large amounts of…

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Workshop on Genomic Information Representation (MPEG-G)

A workshop on applications of genomic information processing has been held on 18th April 2018 co-located with the 122nd MPEG meeting in San Diego. The Workshop explored the opportunities for improved genome sequencing data processing services enabled by the availability in early 2019 of an ISO standard called MPEG-G on the compression of genomic information and its…

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MPEG – G Workshop: from Standards to Deployment

Workshop on Processing of Genomic Information: From Standards to Deployment Organized by the Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine, International Organisation for Standardisation Technical Committee 276 “Biotechnology” and MPEG, a workshop on applications of genomic information processing has been held on 19th July 2017 in Torino, Italy, co-located with the 119th MPEG meeting. The workshop explored the opportunities for…

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MPEG 114 – San Diego

Genome compression progresses toward standardization At its 114th meeting, MPEG has progressed its exploration of genome compression toward formal standardization. The 114th meeting included a seminar [link to workshop post TBD] to collect additional perspectives on genome data standardization, and a review of technologies that had been submitted in response to a Call for Evidence…

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