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, since early 2016 the Computational Cytogenetics and Oncogenomics Group at the University of Zurich develops the Beacon+ demonstrator, to demonstrate current functionality and future Beacon protocol extensions.

The Beacon+ implementation is a custom front end on top of the Progenetix dataset, with emphasis on structural genome variations from cancer samples.

On 2020-01-20, Beacon+ became part of the ELIXIR Beacon Network.


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