Monday, 15 March 2021

GenomSys Banks on MPEG-G Standard to Make Genome Analysis Mobile

 This software company did something that I didn't expect... putting the variant calling on the phone itself ..

"The variant calling is run directly on the phone, extracting the data from the file on your phone, processed on the phone, and only at the end the VCF file could be shared in the cloud for annotation and reporting by an accredited physician," Ascari said. The physician is necessary to assure that the result is of "diagnostic quality," he added.

I honestly expected CRAM & cloud based calling with encrypted exchange (made feasible with 5G mobile network) of bam reads with an app store like customised reports for what you want to know about your genetics. 

Other than security concerns, I don't see why I would want variant calling on the phone though.

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