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HYPERGENES - overview

The HYPERGENES project is an FP7 initiative aiming to construct a genetic-epidemiological model for a complex disease, namely, a disease that is associated with many genomic variants. Specifically, the focus is on essential hypertension and relevant target organ damages known to affect 50% of the population over the age of 60. In the course of the project IBM will develop machine learning techniques for a genome-wide association on high-throughput genomic data. This information will be integrated into a disease model binding the genotypic variants with phenotypic observations. On the technological aspects, the project will develop a holistic architecture for biomedical information infrastructure integrating data storage capabilities with advanced analysis tools.