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Nucleic Acids Res. 2019 Jan 8;47(D1):D69-D73. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky1002.

DDBJ update: the Genomic Expression Archive (GEA) for functional genomics data.

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DDBJ Center, National Institute of Genetics, Shizuoka 411-8540, Japan.

Abstract

The Genomic Expression Archive (GEA) for functional genomics data from microarray and high-throughput sequencing experiments has been established at the DNA Data Bank of Japan (DDBJ) Center (https://www.ddbj.nig.ac.jp), which is a member of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (INSDC) with the US National Center for Biotechnology Information and the European Bioinformatics Institute. The DDBJ Center collects nucleotide sequence data and associated biological information from researchers and also services the Japanese Genotype-phenotype Archive (JGA) with the National Bioscience Database Center for collecting human data. To automate the submission process, we have implemented the DDBJ BioSample validator which checks submitted records, auto-corrects their format, and issues error messages and warnings if necessary. The DDBJ Center also operates the NIG supercomputer, prepared for analyzing large-scale genome sequences. We now offer a secure platform specifically to handle personal human genomes. This report describes database activities for INSDC and JGA over the past year, the newly launched GEA, submission, retrieval, and analysis services available in our supercomputer system and their recent developments.

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