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Activity Number: 288 - Genomical Is the New Astronomical: Big Data Algorithms and Applications in Genomics
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Computing
Abstract #329578 Presentation
Title: Improving the Value of Public Data with Recount2 and Phenotype Prediction
Author(s): Shannon Ellis*
Companies: Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Keywords: prediction; machine learning; genomics; RNA-Seq; phenotyping

Publicly-available repositories of biological data are incredibly valuable resources with the potential to improve our understanding of human health and disease. Unfortunately, these data are typically neither easily accessible nor well-annotated, limiting their utility in addressing biological questions. To overcome this, we have developed two resources, recount2 and phenopredict. recount2 increases accessibility by aggregating and processing data from 70,000 human RNA-sequencing samples on a single analytic pipeline. phenopredict improves annotation using in-silico phenotyping, a novel method that provides critical sample information across these 70,000 samples. By removing barriers to access and improving annotation of publicly-available data, we provide a valuable and user-friendly resource from which biological insights can be drawn.

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