This paper examines the relevance of genetic pedigree data in the context of medical research platforms. By surveying currently available tools for visualization and analysis of this data type and by considering possible use cases that could make usage of the combination of singular patient data and pedigree data, the advantages of integrating the data type into a medical research platform were shown. In a practical work step, an integration procedure of pedigree data into tranSMART was created. Furthermore, a tool to analyze and visualize pedigree data in combination with other patient data was implemented into SmartR, a dynamic analysis tool inside of tranSMART. Finally, we address limitations and future development strategies of the tool.
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