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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MPEG-G Draft International Standard at MPEG 122 – San Diego

During the 122nd MPEG meeting in San Diego La Jolla, the MPEG-G standards reach Draft International Standard for transport and compression technologies The extensive usage of high-throughput deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing technologies opens up new perspectives in the treatment of several diseases and enables “precision medicine”. As DNA sequencing technologies produce extremely large amounts of…

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Workshop on Genomic Information Representation (MPEG-G)

A workshop on applications of genomic information processing has been held on 18th April 2018 co-located with the 122nd MPEG meeting in San Diego. The Workshop explored the opportunities for improved genome sequencing data processing services enabled by the availability in early 2019 of an ISO standard called MPEG-G on the compression of genomic information and its…

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MPEG – G Workshop: from Standards to Deployment

Workshop on Processing of Genomic Information: From Standards to Deployment Organized by the Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine, International Organisation for Standardisation Technical Committee 276 “Biotechnology” and MPEG, a workshop on applications of genomic information processing has been held on 19th July 2017 in Torino, Italy, co-located with the 119th MPEG meeting. The workshop explored the opportunities for…

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MPEG 114 – San Diego

Genome compression progresses toward standardization At its 114th meeting, MPEG has progressed its exploration of genome compression toward formal standardization. The 114th meeting included a seminar to collect additional perspectives on genome data standardization, and a review of technologies that had been submitted in response to a Call for Evidence (CfE). The purpose of that…

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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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