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Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Jan;42(Database issue):D993-D1000. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt937. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

DECIPHER: database for the interpretation of phenotype-linked plausibly pathogenic sequence and copy-number variation.

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Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK and Cambridge University Department of Medical Genetics, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK.

Abstract

The DECIPHER database (https://decipher.sanger.ac.uk/) is an accessible online repository of genetic variation with associated phenotypes that facilitates the identification and interpretation of pathogenic genetic variation in patients with rare disorders. Contributing to DECIPHER is an international consortium of >200 academic clinical centres of genetic medicine and ≥1600 clinical geneticists and diagnostic laboratory scientists. Information integrated from a variety of bioinformatics resources, coupled with visualization tools, provides a comprehensive set of tools to identify other patients with similar genotype-phenotype characteristics and highlights potentially pathogenic genes. In a significant development, we have extended DECIPHER from a database of just copy-number variants to allow upload, annotation and analysis of sequence variants such as single nucleotide variants (SNVs) and InDels. Other notable developments in DECIPHER include a purpose-built, customizable and interactive genome browser to aid combined visualization and interpretation of sequence and copy-number variation against informative datasets of pathogenic and population variation. We have also introduced several new features to our deposition and analysis interface. This article provides an update to the DECIPHER database, an earlier instance of which has been described elsewhere [Swaminathan et al. (2012) DECIPHER: web-based, community resource for clinical interpretation of rare variants in developmental disorders. Hum. Mol. Genet., 21, R37-R44].

PMID:
24150940
PMCID:
PMC3965078
DOI:
10.1093/nar/gkt937
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