There is a new, more complete human reference on the Terra reference disk! When the Human Genome Project was declared complete in 2003, there were a number of gaps in the reference, due to the repetitive nature of much of the human genome and limitations of technologies available then. This left approximately 8% of the […]
Single Cell Portal (SCP) is an online portal for sharing single-cell genomics data that is built on top of Terra. Through its searchable database of single-cell studies, interactive visualizations, and sharing tools, SCP supports single-cell researchers throughout the research process. SCP recently published a whitepaper that lays out how the Portal provides this support – […]
Erdal Cosgun-co author of this blog- is the Lead Data Scientist in the Microsoft Genomics Team and working on the Interactive Analysis component of Terra on Microsoft Azure. Terra on Microsoft Azure cloud computing continues to evolve to meet the demand for high-performance virtual machines (VMs) capable of handling intensive workloads. We’re thrilled to […]
This week we highlight a new video we created to help newcomers understand what is Terra. The video summarizes why it makes sense to move biomedical data to the cloud, and outlines how Terra helps you access data, analyze it, and collaborate securely there.
In April, we celebrate Citizen Science Month, World Autism Day, and National DNA Day. In this guest blog post, all three events come together as KT Pickard, father of a young woman with autism, shares his family’s story of personal genomics and citizen science.