Future Plans

There are some of the new functionalities and data coming up in future releases of Open Targets Genetics:

  • Tissue/SNP enrichment across diseases and traits (CHEERS method)

  • Mendelian Randomisation (6 proteomic summary stat data)

  • Tissue/trait-specific ‘Locus to Gene’ score

  • Therapeutic-area specific profiles (e.g. only include functional data relevant to immune-related disease in variant-to-gene assignment/scoring)

  • PheWAS based on rare variants

In the meantime, the team is working on refactoring Open Targets Genetics pipelines, aiming to:

  • Re-focusing the product around Target ID

  • Creating a gold standard toolkit for post-GWAS analysis

  • Faster/robust addition of new datasets and datatypes

  • Reducing computational and financial cost

Please see this repository for more information.

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