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Human Variation Detection and Visualization on the DNAnexus Web 2.0 platform

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
96283
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HG005794
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NHGRI
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DNANEXUS, INC.
530 LYTTON AVE, FL 2 PALO ALTO, CA 94301-1541
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Human Variation Detection and Visualization on the DNAnexus Web 2.0 platform
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HG005794-01
Award Amount: $74,477.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): DNAnexus proposes to develop a complete solution for the identification and stratification of personal genetic variation from ultra-high-throughput sequencing projects. The solution will be implemented as a Web 2.0 serv ice and online browsing tool that will integrate public data sources such as the 1000 genomes project, comparative information, and the ENCODE II project data. Users will be able to browse and stratify the identified variation in the context of these genom ic annotations, and according to the likely functional impact. In Phase I of our project, we will develop a basic browser for displaying sequence reads that are mapped to a reference genome with our state-of-the-art read mapper. The browser will support vi ewing mate paired reads as well as display of the variation between these reads and the reference genome. It will facilitate the algorithmic development that we will perform during Phase II, and it will be the foundation for the more sophisticated variatio n browser also proposed in Phase II. In Phase II, we will develop algorithms for detecting genomic variation, and a state-of-the-art browser for viewing variation in the context of existing genome annotations, functional genomic and comparative genomic dat a. Our algorithms for detecting variation will support all major types of genomic variation, including SNPs, microindels, larger insertions and deletions, duplications, copy number variations, inversions, and translocations. Our algorithms will be based on state-of-the-art statistical and machine learning methodology for human genome resequencing. The DNAnexus browser will have two components: a list browser that displays variation as a list filtered and stratified by criteria that a user chooses, and a pow erful GUI whose navigation capabilities are inspired by modern online tools such as Google Maps. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: DNAnexus proposes to develop a complete solution for identifying and analyzing personal genetic variation for individuals whose genomes are sequenced using new sequencing technologies. Users will be able to browse an individual genome in the context of public data sources such as the 1000 genomes project, comparative information to other mammalian species, and functional data from the ENCODE II project.

Principal Investigator:

Andreas Sundquist

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

DNANEXUS, INC.
DNANEXUS, INC. 530 LYTTON AVE, FL 2 PALO ALTO, CA 94301

EIN/Tax ID: 126423306
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No