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International Standards and their benefits

International Standards are technical standards developed by experts belonging to international organizations under the coordination of entities such as ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. ISO is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards and facilitates world trade by providing common standards between nations.
In this sense, MPEG-G is the only genome sequencing data format officially published as an ISO International Standard.

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White paper on the objectives and benefits of the MPEG-G standard

The MPEG-G standard is currently the largest coordinated and international effort addressing the problems and limitations of current technologies and products towards a truly efficient and economical handling of genomic information. MPEG-G utilizes the latest technology to compress and transport sequencing data for complex use cases that are currently not supported by existing formats.

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HIMSS Insights on the advantages of the MPEG-G Standard

HIMSS Insights speaks to Mikel Hernaez, director of computational genomics at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois, who is part of a standardisation initiative, in which the Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG) and the ISO Technical Committee 276 are joining forces: “Our goal is to produce MPEG-G, a…

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GenomSys selected in the Bilan 50 Swiss Startups

We are pleased to announce that GenomSoft parent company GenomSys has been selected in the Bilan/UBS “50 Swiss startups in which to invest 2019”. For the 7th year, the French-speaking Swiss reference for business news Bilan and its partners (Startupticker, Innosuisse, BioAlps, CleantechAlps, Innovaud, MassChallenge, Kickstart…) are publishing the annual special print issue “50 Swiss…

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MPEG-G at Stanford Compression Workshop 2019

On February 15th Mikel Hernaez, the current Director for Computational Genomics at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) will speak about the ISO-based MPEG-G standard for genomic information representation at the Compression Workshop 2019 at Stanford University. The MPEG-G standardization project is the largest coordinated international effort to specify a compressed data format that enables large-scale genomic data processing, transport, and sharing.

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