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Cancer Data Analysis in BaseSpace: Sample NGS Data and Tutorials

Claire Attwooll
| May 10, 2013
circos TN

Are you exploring options for cancer data analysis? Have you checked out the Tumor/Normal Sequencing dataset in BaseSpace, Illumina’s cloud computing environment for next-generation sequencing data analysis? Are you interested but not sure how to view this data? Then check out the set of short tutorial videos we recently added to our Tumor Sequencing Data Analysis web page.

There are four brief tutorials describing the following actions:

1) Logging into BaseSpace and navigating around the Project dataset

2) Interpreting the Somatic Summary Report from the Cancer Sequencing Workflow

3) Loading the data into the Broad’s Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV)

4) Viewing the data in IGV and navigating around the viewer

Not a fan of video tutorials? Great news, you’ll also find a Tech Note on the above page that provides a written summary! After viewing the videos or reading the tech note, you’ll be ready to view the example tumor/normal sequencing dataset in BaseSpace.

These tutorials should help those new to NGS to investigate some sequencing data, get a feel for what a Tumor/Normal Sequencing dataset really looks like, and gain a better understanding of how cancer data analysis works in BaseSpace.

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