In their words:
"GenomeSpace is a cloud-based interoperability framework to support integrative genomics analysis through an easy-to-use Web interface. GenomeSpace provides access to a diverse range of bioinformatics tools, and bridges the gaps between the tools, making it easy to leverage the available analyses and visualizations in each of them. … On April 25 of 2012, we released an open source, proof-of-principle beta version of GenomeSpace and announced its availability at the Bio-IT World conference. The initial tools were: Cytoscape, Galaxy, GenePattern, Genomica, Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV),and the UCSC Genome Table Browser."
To see the full list of currently available tools, go here:
As much as I love genomics and open source, I can’t think of anything to say that they don’t say better. They are an active and growing community, with new tools and features being added on a regular basis. Most recently, they added a connection to Dropbox, so you can load files there and then analyze them with the tools in Genomespace. Pretty awesome.
There are some other cloud-based genomics resources, but this one is non-commercial, open source, funded by NGHRI (US government), a collaboration of many of the major labs in genomics research, and supported by Amazon. It’s got everything going for it!