CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Barely a year after building an application to integrate and scan genome-wide association studies, whole-genome sequencing, RNA-seq, and related omics test results, informaticians at the University of Pennsylvania have presented results of a study on asthma genes that provides a glimpse of the potential power of their technology.

"We found a couple of genes that might be interesting to follow up on based on the results," said Maya Shumyatcher, a junior bioinformatician in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at Penn.

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