Bringing computing to genetics researchers and clinicians.
Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Université de Sherbrooke
The genetic blueprint of an individual has never been more accessible due to the recent availability of advanced and inexpensive DNA sequencing technology. The study of genomics is of immense value in studying human ancestry, genetic diseases, and biological systems. It also provides a powerful new tool in clinical work, allowing medical diagnosis, treatment, and risk assessment based on an individual’s genetic make-up. Unfortunately its impact on everyday clinical medicine has been modest to date because existing genomic tools are exclusively focused on the research community and difficult to use, and because working with large-scale genomic data is challenging.
Enter the Genetics and Genomics Analysis Platform (GenAP), a platform that is not only furthering the advanced analysis of genomic data but also making this data much more accessible to biologists and physicians.