Special Issue "Algorithms for Personal Genomics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2019).
Personal genome sequences support not only the identification of close relatives, the classification of genetic background, and the assessment of genetic risks for the benefit of the individual, but can also be aggregated to detect the repetition of individuals in cohorts, detect family relationships, find matched controls for research subjects, evaluate evidence of selection, reconstruct haplotypes, and support association studies for medical research, legal, forensic, or historical purposes for the benefit of society. As genetic testing expands out of the research laboratory, into medical practice and the direct-to-consumer market, there is increasing public interest in efficient and private analysis of personal genomic variation for all of these purposes, for prioritizing and assessing rare or novel variants and combinations of variants, and for expanding our knowledge of disease risks associated with common variants.
This Special Issue aims to present novel algorithms for the analysis of personal genomes. Analysis can be at any stage of the data life cycle, from quality control to visualization, annotation, and assessment or interpretation at the individual, family, or cohort level. While not a requirement, we welcome methods for the integration of genomes with other data types such as multi-omics, Quantified Self and Electronic Health Records.
The emphasis is on algorithmic innovation. Ideally, the methods presented would involve brand new algorithms, significant changes to existing algorithms, or the repurposing of algorithms that were not previously applied in this field.
Dr. Gustavo Glusman
Dr. Max Robinson
Manuscript Submission Information
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- individual genomes
- personal genomics
- big data
- genomic variation
- genome analysis
- genome interpretation
- genetic data integration
- haplotype reconstruction
- family relationships
- genetic testing