CUNY School of Public Health post-doctoral student Ms. Lavanya Kannan and alumnae, Mr. Marcel Ramos, are the first two authors of a publication in Briefings in Bioinformatics. In addition to CUNY, co-authors come from the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Canada), University of Trento, Université de Montréal, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, University of Trento (Italy), Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
A significant barrier to better utilization of free data resources and toolsets is finding the right one among an overwhelming amount of loosely organized information. This publication provides a focused snapshot of resources for multi-assay genomic data on human disease, in particular, the areas of clinical oncology, pharmacogenomics and other perturbation experiments, population genomics and regulatory genomics and other areas, and tools for data acquisition. They also review bioinformatic tools that are explicitly geared toward integrative genomic data visualization and analysis. This review provides starting points for accessing publicly available data and tools to support development of needed integrative methods.