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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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GenomSys among the highest ratings in the Eurostars programme

GenomSys ranks 27th in the Eurostars programme ranking out of 287 eligible applications by SMEs covering all scientific disciplines. GenomSys will lead the consortium formed by SeqOne, the Institute of Medical Genomics (IMEGEN) and The Pirbright Institute, focusing on the MPEG-G algorithm implementation. SeqOne focuses on the integration of MPEG-G in the currently available software…

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IEEE Spectrum on genomic data compression

The September 2018 issue of the IEEE Spectrum magazine features an in-depth review of the current status of genomic data compression saying that “unless researchers solve the looming data storage problem, biomedical science could stagnate”. MPEG-G is mentioned to say that “Fortunately, work on a compression standard for genomic sequencing data has begun.” The paper is…

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Joint MPEG-GA4GH Workshop on Genomic Sequencing Data Compression

GA4GH – MPEG, Basel 3rd October 2018 Call for Contributions The amount of genome sequencing data generated day by day is either comparable or larger than other big data problems. Shrinking costs of data alone do not provide affordable solutions to the ambition of making genomic medicine common practice. However, storage costs are not the…

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