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High-performance web services for querying gene and variant annotation

  • Author(s): Xin, J
  • Mark, A
  • Afrasiabi, C
  • Tsueng, G
  • Juchler, M
  • Gopal, N
  • Stupp, GS
  • Putman, TE
  • Ainscough, BJ
  • Griffith, OL
  • Torkamani, A
  • Whetzel, PL
  • Mungall, CJ
  • Mooney, SD
  • Su, AI
  • Wu, C
  • et al.
Abstract

© 2016 Xin et al. Efficient tools for data management and integration are essential for many aspects of high-throughput biology. In particular, annotations of genes and human genetic variants are commonly used but highly fragmented across many resources. Here, we describe MyGene.info and MyVariant.info, high-performance web services for querying gene and variant annotation information. These web services are currently accessed more than three million times permonth. They also demonstrate a generalizable cloud-based model for organizing and querying biological annotation information. MyGene.info and MyVariant.info are provided as high-performance web services, accessible at http://mygene.infoand http://myvariant.info. Both are offered free of charge to the research community.

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