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Data integration in the era of omics: current and future challenges

Gomez-Cabrero, David; Abugessaisa, Imad; Maier, Dieter; Teschendorff, Andrew; Merkenschlager, Matthias; Gisel, Andreas; Ballestar, Esteban; Bongcam-Rudloff, Erik; Conesa, Ana; Tegnér, Jesper


To integrate heterogeneous and large omics data constitutes not only a conceptual challenge but a practical hurdle in the daily analysis of omics data. With the rise of novel omics technologies and through large-scale consortia projects, biological systems are being further investigated at an unprecedented scale generating heterogeneous and often large data sets. These data-sets encourage researchers to develop novel data integration methodologies. In this introduction we review the definition and characterize current efforts on data integration in the life sciences. We have used a web-survey to assess current research projects on data-integration to tap into the views, needs and challenges as currently perceived by parts of the research community.

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BMC Systems Biology
2014, Volume: 8, number: Suppl 2, article number: I1

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    Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
    Genetics and Breeding

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