Dear OpenTargets team,
It is exciting news that OpenTargets has included genebass data in their recent update. The Genebass-UKB project provides categorical phenotype associations, which can be a challenge to interpret. For example, a category variable may contain multiple related traits.
I’m curious how OpenTargets handles these categorical associations from Genebass in their platform. Specifically, how do they represent category variables that encompass multiple traits? Do they list all the individual traits or simply show the overall category? Providing clarity on which specific traits a category association refers to would make the data more usable for researchers exploring associations in OpenTargets. Understanding OpenTargets’ approach to handling these multifaceted category variables will help users better leverage the Genebass-UKB data now available in OpenTargets.