5 Steps To Simplify Your DNA Sequence Data Analysis With Point and Click Validated Workflows

Discover five simple steps to analyze DNA sequence data and uncover valuable insights effortlessly with point and click Form Bio workflows.

Chris Haas

Chris Haas

May 7, 2024

5 Steps To Simplify Your DNA Sequence Data Analysis With Point and Click Validated Workflows

During our recent webinar, we had the opportunity to chat with Andrew Carroll, PhD from Google Health, to discuss Google's cutting-edge omics AI models and the seamless integration of these tools for variant identification into the Form Bio platform. Andrew Carroll, PhD gave a great background on Google Health Genomics and what models were initially developed and how the models are continuously learning from the data that they were trained on. The focal point of the Google Health Genomics team lies in the intersection of large-scale production data, across the entire sequencing cycle, from data generation to integration with other modalities, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to train on that data and biological domain expertise to apply to the problem statement.

By merging Google’s AI-powered omics tools with Form Bio's user-friendly point and click workflows, scientists can simplify data analysis and management. This not only enhances productivity but also facilitates deeper insights into the data, all without necessitating expertise in bioinformatics.

"Form's platform has significantly enhanced the user experience with its intuitive interface and valuable annotation and visualization features for our tool's outputs. I'm thrilled about the potential to engage with a broader community of scientists through the Form platform," expressed Andrew Carroll, PhD.

Getting started is quick and easy. Follow these steps. 

5 Simple Steps to Get Started with Our Validated and Accurate Self-Service Platform 

Whether you're new to bioinformatics or a seasoned programmer, using this tool has never been easier. Follow our straightforward steps to seamlessly navigate through the initial setup process and harness the capabilities of Google Cloud Platform for your DNA sequencing projects.  

Step 1: Choose option and set-up an account in less than 10 minutes

In less than 10 minutes, you can seamlessly navigate from discovery to subscribing to a plan and provisioning your project on the platform through a self-service process.

Step 2: Fast and easy upload of data into the platform

Say goodbye to cumbersome procedures and hello to streamlined efficiency. With Form Bio, you can seamlessly upload your datasets, ensuring they're readily available for analysis and exploration within the platform's environment. Transfer your data from your local computer via our easy to use web interface, command line client, or the Form Data Transfer tool with connectors for over 70 cloud storage providers.

Easily Add and Manage Files

Keep all data organized with an intuitive, familiar file/folder interface

  • Fast upload of large files
  • Organize with folders, subfolders, etc
  • Sideload from Google, AWS, Azure, etc.
  • Delegate access and permissions

Step 3: Choose a ‘point and click’ workflow or add your own workflow

With our platform, you can tailor your experience to your unique bioinformatic needs. Our platform allows you to select from a range of 'point and click' workflows or incorporate your own custom workflow.  Some of our more widely used workflows are in the area of synthetic biology, genome engineering and cell and gene therapy and include the Genomics Variant Analysis which includes DeepVariant and other AI-powered algorithms, NVIDIA Parabricks and Sentieon as software accelerators.

Point & Click ‘Omics Workflows Take Away Guesswork and Headaches

  • Over 50 verified genomics and proteomics workflows
  • Custom conditional steps for multiple functionalities
  • Data combination and visualization for simultaneous workflow runs  
  • Built in validation to avoid run failures
  • Configurable wizard-based workflow interface

Featured Workflow Categories

  • Functional genomics
  • Gene Therapy
  • Genome Editing
  • Next-Generation Sequencing
  • Protein Engineering
  • Sequence Alignment 
  • DeepOmics:
  • DeepVariant
  • DeepSomatic
  • DeepTrio
  • DeepConsensus
  • DeepPolisher
  • AlphaFold
  • And more...  

Step 4: Customize data visualization 

Easily tailor your data presentation to your preferences. Chart your results effortlessly using a diverse range of analytical tools and graph types (ie. heatmaps, sample sparsity), along with configuration and segmentation options. With Form Bench, our research & development suite, you can launch managed instances of IGV Genome browser, JupyterLab, RStudio, and others including your own custom applications for advanced insight analysis and visualizations.

Step 5:  Collaborate with your colleagues

In science, it’s all about collaboration. In Form Bio’s platform you can extend invitations to join forces, facilitating teamwork and knowledge sharing, ensuring collective success in your data analysis endeavors.

Access Ongoing Support and Bioinformatic Expert Insights at Form Bio Academy

Need ongoing assistance with bioinformatics? We are here to support you and your team with our Bioinformatics as a Service consulting. Also, explore Form Bio Academy for valuable tips and tricks curated by our expert Bioinformatics Team. Unlock the knowledge you need for successful DNA and multiomic data analysis and interpretation.

Click here to watch the on-demand webinar to see the platform in action.

AI Disclosure: Feature image was generated by an AI image development tool MidJourney.

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