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Old 02-03-2014, 01:57 PM   #4
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Dear Richard,
Thank you for your comment. As you know, there are significant ethics and data-privacy issues revolving around the use of whole-genome sequencing data. The patients used in this study were consented in such a way that only access to their raw data through a DACO is permissible. Perhaps in the future, additional Challenges will be able to use public domain tumour/normal cancer data pairs. In the meantime, we have tried to facilitate the data-access approval process by providing template answers (!Synapse:syn312572/wiki/60702) and of course have created the synthetic data for those who may not which to seek DACO approval. Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions!
Katie on behalf of the ICGC-TCGA DREAM SMC Challenge Team
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