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  • Conversation: How we built a global search engine for genetic data

    • March 21, 2018 11:20 AM GMT
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      How we built a global search engine for genetic data

      Source: IBM Code
      Miro Cupak presents this session at Index - San Francisco 2018.
      The sensitive nature of genetic data causes a major concern in genetics - a lot of life-saving information, despite having been collected, is inaccessible. Data discovery is believed to be the key to new breakthroughs. In the session, we tell the story of the Beacon Network, the largest search and discovery engine of human genomic data in the world. The system is a result of years of collaboration between developers, researchers and scientists on a global scale, and the flagship project of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. We describe the architecture and technologies behind the system with focus on the technical decisions that allowed us to scale and disrupt the perception of genetic data.

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