Human Health and Disease
DNA and RNA sequencing have become increasingly important in medical and translational research. The data generated from these techniques has led to a huge demand for secure means to store, transfer and analyse the human biomedical data that has been consented for research.
ELIXIR is building an infrastructure to support the development of (i) new rare disease therapies, (ii) long-term storage and reuse of human biomedical data using the EGA and (iii) GA4GH Beacons to discover genomics datasets.
ELIXIR-UK node aims to building links to the Farr Institute, HDR UK, UK BioBank and UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre as well as other national and internationally recognised projects in this area. Current UK Node resources in this area include IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY