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What Makes TOPMed Datasets So Special?

Studies from the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (​TOPMed​) program are available for analysis on NHLBI BioData Catalyst. The TOPMed program, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on data specifically for advancing science in the fields of heart, …

Written by Daniel Ventre

Assessing State of the Art Bioinformatics

The Oxford English Dictionary defines bioinformatics as “the science of information and information flow in biological systems, especially of the use of computational methods in genetics and genomics.” In common vernacular, it is often defined as the use of statistical and computing methods to solve or better understand complex biological …

Written by Vladimir Kovacevic

Be Cloud-Agnostic: A Solution for Computing on Genomics Datasets in Distributed Cloud Locations

The Multi-Cloud features on the Seven Bridges Platform allow you to work in a “cloud-agnostic” manner, enabling researchers to access and compute on datasets stored on multiple cloud locations to save time and money.  Empower your research with relevant datasets regardless of where the data lives  Starting a research project with data distributed in multi-cloud […]

Written by Daniel Ventre

How Memoization Enhances Efficiency for Large Scale Genomic Analysis Research Projects

Memoization for large scale genomic analysis allows researchers and bioinformaticians to restart from a point of failure by enabling the reuse of existing outputs. This functionality is of critical importance given the size and complexity of genomic data and the impact of a failure on workflow efficiency and overall cost. …

Written by The Seven Bridges Computation Team

Data Cruncher Public Interactive Analyses

To help researchers transform raw NGS-based data into clinically actionable knowledge, Seven Bridges strives to efficiently bridge the gap between secondary and tertiary analysis. One of the features we offer to achieve this goal is Data Cruncher, which enables scientists to perform interactive computing and open-ended exploration of data on …

Written by Marko Milanovic, Nemanja Vucic, Milan Kovacevic, Boris Majic & Ana Damljanovic

A first look at GATK4 on the Seven Bridges Platform

One of the big take-away messages from the Bio-It World Conference this year was the Broad Institute’s announcement that they plan to fully open source their GATK4 software. By transitioning to a BSD 3-Clause licence, GATK4 becomes fully open for commercial use without a separate commercial licence, which should particularly …

Written by Nick

Reducing Bioinformatic Analysis Costs with AWS Spot Instances

Although genome sequencing costs have dropped dramatically over the past few years, analyzing large amounts of genomic data remains expensive. As the scale of genomic projects continues to grow, cost-efficient bioinformatic analysis is key to gaining insight from the estimated 100 million to 2 billion human genomes that will be …

Written by Jessica Lau

Custom interactive analysis on all Seven Bridges environments

This week we released Data Cruncher, an interactive analysis tool available on the Seven Bridges Platform, Cancer Genomics Cloud, and Cavatica. By enabling researchers to apply custom scripts in JupyterLab to data stored in the cloud, Data Cruncher supports interactive and collaborative bioinformatic analysis at scale. Bringing custom interactive analysis to the cloud Although some […]

Written by Jessica Lau

Simons Genome Diversity Project now available on the Platform and CGC

We’ve just announced the availability of the Simons Genome Diversity Project (SGDP) dataset on our Platform and Cancer Genomics Cloud. In keeping with Seven Bridges’ mission to colocalize data and analysis tools on the cloud, anyone with an internet connection can now explore SGDP’s 35TB of data. One way to …

Written by Patrick

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