Beacon - Discovery Services for Genomic Data
The Beacon protocol defines an open standard for genomics data discovery,
developed by members of the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health. Since 2016,
the Beacon protocols is being developed through the
ELIXIR Beacon project as a GA4GH driver project.
As part of the project, the Baudis group at the
University of Zurich develops the
to demonstrate current functionality and future Beacon protocol extensions.
The Beacon+ implementation is a
custom front end on top of the - among others -
Progenetix and arrayMap
datasets, with emphasis on structural genome variations from cancer samples.