DECIPHER is a clinical and research tool used by the clinical community to share and compare phenotypic and genotypic data and to
1. Aid in the interpretation of data from genome-wide analyses e.g. the differentiation between pathogenic and benign genomic variants.
2. Utilise the human reference sequence via Ensembl and other genome browsers to define which genes are involved in a specific structural variant (e.g. copy number variant) and for smaller variants (e.g. sequence variants), whether they are positioned within a gene or regulatory element and predict their likely consequence.
3. Facilitate research into the study of genes that affect human health and development to define new gene-disease and variant-disease associations and to improve diagnosis, management and therapy of rare diseases.