Solution Data Model

Genomics

Genomics is the term that describes the study of all the genes in a person, as well as interactions of those genes with each other and with that person's environment. It is genes that carry the instructions for making proteins, which in turn direct the activities of cells and functions of the body that influence traits - such as hair and eye color.

With the cost of DNA sequencing decreasing dramatically, the medical and research community now has the capability for genome sequences to be determined for a large number of individuals with the corresponding potential use of this information for medicine and discovery.

The ADRM Genomics Solution Data Model provides a comprehensive data model to enable you to collect, integrate, enrich, and analyze genomics-related data from a variety of sources in a format which is easy to understand and navigate, freeing you from the constraints or silos imposed by individual source-specific data formats.

ADRM's Genomics data model is hardware / software / vendor independent, enabling you to take advantage of the best technologies and data sources, and then to integrate the resulting data into an intuitive and comprehensive information view, which can then be deployed on-premises or in the cloud, whichever best suits your analytic requirements.

This large and detailed genomics data model enables a 360' view of genomics by incorporating components from key different dimensions - not merely DNA sequencing and reporting – including among other topics:

Subjects (aka Patients)Genes
Tests/ProceduresDNA
OutputsAlleles
ChromosomesAmino Acids
Proteins

Each of these components has intrinsic value and may be applied individually or in combination for analysis and data gathering.

The objective of ADRM's Genomics Solution Data Model is not simply to provide a data store for the sequencing, recording and querying of genomes. Because it integrates data from a variety of related sources, it can be used to establish a robust information foundation for a variety of initiatives including:

While the ADRM Genomics Solution Data Model can be, and often is, used on a stand-alone basis, it has been designed so that it can also be tightly integrated with other ADRM data model offerings to provide an even more comprehensive integrated data architecture. Other related ADRM Software data models which may be of interest include: