2010 begun with a new challenge: plan and develop, as fast as possible, a simple variant integration application based on DiseaseCard‘s navigation concept. The idea was to reach GEN2PHEN‘s goals with a new DiseaseCard-like application focused on integrating LSDBs (no one does it!) and variants contained in those LSDBs. Moreover, relevant gene-related information (pathways, proteins…) should be provided in the elegant navigation mechanism.
WAVe | Web Analysis of the Variome (version 1.0beta) is online and I consider it a success. There is plenty of room for improvements and new features which, I believe, will make WAVe a key application in GEN2PHEN.
Enough talking, WAVe is a variome integration application, focused on providing a centralized access to online available locus-specific databases and genomic variants. If you have any interest in life sciences you should visit at http://bioinformatics.ua.pt/WAVe. In case you really know something about genes, go directly to a gene by providing its HGNC symbol: for instance, BRCA2 is at http://bioinformatics.ua.pt/WAVe/gene/BRCA2.
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