ICGC-TCGA Mutation Calling Challenge Webinar

The ICGC-TCGA DREAM Genomic Mutation Calling Challenge (open for participation Nov 2013 — Summer 2014) is an international effort to improve standard methods for identifying cancer-associated mutations and rearrangements in whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data. The goal of this somatic mutation calling (SMC) Challenge is to identify the most accurate mutation detection algorithms, and establish the state-of-the-art. The algorithms in this Challenge must use as input WGS data from tumour and normal samples and output mutation calls associated with cancer.

In this January 29, 2014 webinar, Challenge participants were invited to hear presenations and participate in a live Q&A session about the Challenge. The webinar video consists of the following three sections:

  1. Background and motivation for the Challenge (Paul Boutros: SMC Challenge Leader)
  2. Demo of Challenge web services to show you how to participate (Chris Bare: Sage Bionetworks)
  3. Answering your questions in real-time



For more information about all DREAM Challenges, please visit the DREAM web presence on Synapse.


New Wiki History feature

Happy New Year, Synapse users!

The Synapse Team is proud to announce Wiki Histories. Synapse Wikis will now capture each saved update – and allow users the ability to restore previous versions of the Wiki History. This will allow a more fine-grained archive of a Synapse Project’s history and also allow for more collaborative editing of Wiki pages. See below the fold for screenshots of a new Wiki History after making edits to a Wiki page.

Happy researching!

-The Synapse Team



Screenshot before making a Wiki edit

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Screenshot after making a few edits (new entries in Wiki History)

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