The BLUEPRINT Data Analysis Portal.


Journal Article

The impact of large and complex epigenomic datasets on biological insights or clinical applications is limited by the lack of accessibility by easy, intuitive, and fast tools. Here, we describe an epigenomics comparative cyber-infrastructure (EPICO), an open-access reference set of libraries to develop comparative epigenomic data portals. Using EPICO, large epigenome projects can make available their rich datasets to the community without requiring specific technical skills. As a first instance of EPICO, we implemented the BLUEPRINT Data Analysis Portal (BDAP). BDAP provides a desktop for the comparative analysis of epigenomes of hematopoietic cell types based on results, such as the position of epigenetic features, from basic analysis pipelines. The BDAP interface facilitates interactive exploration of genomic regions, genes, and pathways in the context of differentiation of hematopoietic lineages. This work represents initial steps toward broadly accessible integrative analysis of epigenomic data across international consortia. EPICO can be accessed at, and BDAP can be accessed at

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fernández, JM; de la Torre, V; Richardson, D; Royo, R; Puiggròs, M; Moncunill, V; Fragkogianni, S; Clarke, L; BLUEPRINT Consortium, ; Flicek, P; Rico, D; Torrents, D; Carrillo de Santa Pau, E; Valencia, A

Published Date

  • November 23, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 491 - 495.e5

PubMed ID

  • 27863955

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27863955

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2405-4712

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cels.2016.10.021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States