Gwasrapidd: an R package to query, download and wrangle GWAS Catalog data

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Gwasrapidd: an R package to query, download and wrangle GWAS Catalog data

Tuesday, 03.09.2019

Motivation: The National Human Genome Research Institute Catalog of Published Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) Catalog has collected, curated and made available data from over 7100 studies. The recently developed GWAS

Catalog representational state transfer (REST) application programming interface (API) is the only method allowing programmatic access to this resource. Results: Here, we describe gwasrapidd, an R package that provides the first client interface to the GWAS Catalog REST API, representing an important software counterpart to the server-side component. gwasrapidd enables users to quickly retrieve, filter and integrate data with comprehensive bioinformatics analysis tools, which is particularly critical for those looking into functional characterization of risk loci. Availability and implementation: gwasrapidd is freely available under an MIT License, and can be accessed from https://github.com/ramiromagno/gwasrapidd.


Ramiro Magno, Ana-Teresa Maia

Centre for Biomedical Research (CBMR), Algarve Biomedical Center (ABC) and Department of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine (DCBM) Universidade do Algarve, Faro 8005-139, Portugal

Journal: Bioinformatics

http://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btz605