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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MPEG-G recommended by the EU

The german web portal HIMSS – “The IT Journal for healthcare leaders” – has published a comment on an interview with the Director General of the EU DG Connect Roberto Viola who is convinced that “The new goal for Europe is a data-driven healthcare system”. Among other technology such as the personal electronic ID (eID) and blockchain, Viola…

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MPEG seminar on Genome Compression Standardization

A seminar on Genome Compression Standardization has been held on 20th October 2015 during the 113th MPEG meeting in Geneva. The purpose of the seminar is twofold, to raise the awareness on the need of new approaches to genome compression for the efficient handling of the increasing flood of sequencing data and to collect requirements…

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