Stanford University's Konrad Karczewski and colleagues have developed an online tool to analyze personal genomic data, writes Daniel MacArthur at Genomes Unzipped. As MacArthur notes, the tool, called the Interpretome, currently works with 23andMe and Lumigenix data. "This is an awesome idea. Basically, you analyze your 23andMe raw data with a variety of tools, without actually having to send it anywhere," writes Davidski at the European Genetics and Anthropology Blog.
At his own blog, Karczewski writes that he and the other teaching assistants for Stanford's Personalized Medicine and Genomics course developed the browser-based tool to help the students interpret their data. "The site provides an open-source framework for personal genome interpretation, demonstrating the power of genotyping for ancestral and clinical analysis," Karczewski says, adding that the tool is not to be used for diagnostic purposes.
At Genomes Unzipped, MacArthur says that he suspects that the tool's Principal Component Analysis package will be popular as it helps "you to place your genetic data in the context of worldwide patterns of genetic variation," he says. An indeed, the European Genetics and Anthropology Blog's Davidski has also test the PCA tool out. Meanwhile, The Genetic Genealogist is intrigued by the advanced settings tab, where tweaks can be made to the analysis settings, and that the site allows for imputation.