42-17 NCI's Staudt and Kibbe: Data Commons Will Publish Annotated Raw Genomic Data - The Cancer Letter Publications
"The Genomic Data Commons, NCI’s latest big data project, is poised to become a major player in oncology bioinformatics when it opens June 1. The GDC aims to become oncology’s go-to database for comprehensive, raw genomics information. NCI officials said this sets the GDC apart from other bioinformatics projects, which are vying to play a role in the White House moonshot initiative. 'When the other groups are sharing the data, what they are doing is sharing very derived data that is divorced from the actual data,' said Louis Staudt, director of NCI’s Center for Cancer Genomics. The GDC is doing something different. Staudt and Warren Kibbe, NCI acting deputy director and director of the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, spoke with Matthew Ong, a reporter at The Cancer Letter ..."