CBMi Press Releases

Proband Pedigree Drawing iPad App from CHOP’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Debuts

Philadelphia, March 21, 2014 - Long before next-generation sequencing technology ushered in today’s data-intensive era of human genome information, clinicians have been taking family histories by jotting down pedigrees: hand-drawn diagrams recording how diseases may recur across generations, and offering clues to inheritance patterns.

Now healthcare providers can create those diagrams digitally on an iPad® screen with a few finger taps, during a face-to-face encounter with an individual and his or her family. Users can store the pedigrees in a standardized format, make corrections flexibly as they gather new information, and export the diagrams so they can be used in other applications such as electronic medical records.

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CHOP’s Harvest Toolkit Offers Innovative Data Discovery Resource for Biomedical Researchers

Philadelphia, October 16, 2013 - Biomedical researchers often confront large quantities of information that may be amassed in many forms: vital signs, blood cell counts, lengthy DNA sequences, bar graphs, MRIs, patient demographics, and so much more. How do researchers assemble, access and analyze all that data without having to become specialized database technicians themselves?

A team of informatics experts and biomedical researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers a new software toolkit to help researchers wrangle data. Their open-source, highly interactive framework called Harvest (http://harvest.research.chop.edu) is designed to let users to navigate quickly among different types and levels of data.

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The Human Genome, Now on an iPad Near You; Genome Wowser, a Free App, Provides DNA Data for Researchers

CBMi's newest contribution to the mobile health community places the human genome at researchers' fingertips.

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