Identifying clinically actionable genetic variants in patients is crucial to selecting appropriate treatment. For instance, by better targeting treatments. For this, clinicians rely on expertly curated knowledgebases. In this in silico talk SIB’s Anais Mottaz and Emilie Pasche present Variomes, a variant-specific search engine designed to support this curation work. Find out how this tool, developed in the group of Patrick Ruch, compares to others and the various ways users can submit queries. If you are a molecular biologist or biocurator interested in efficiently finding information on genomic variants from the literature, then this in silico talk is for you. 

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Pasche E et al. Variomes: a high recall search engine to support the curation of genomic variants. Bioinformatics. 

Pasche E et al. Assessing the use of supplementary materials to improve genomic variant discovery. Database.