Ruby gem to use Genomelink APIs
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Ruby gem library to quickly get started with the GENOME LINK API. This supports both the authentication mechanisms, token based and OAuth 2.0.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'genomelink-ruby'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install genomelink-ruby


Example Usage for calling the reports API with oAuth token

2.4.2 :001 > require 'genomelink'
 => true
2.4.2 :002 > result = Genomelink::Report.fetch("eye-color","GENOMELINKTEST001")
 => #<Genomelink::Report:0x00007f87b41fb010 @phenotype={"url_name"=>"eye-color", "display_name"=>"Genetic eye color", "category"=>"trait"}, @population="european", @scores=[{"score"=>0, "text"=>"Tend to not have brown eyes"}, {"score"=>1, "text"=>"Tend to not have brown eyes, slightly"}, {"score"=>2, "text"=>"Intermediate"}, {"score"=>3, "text"=>"Slight tendency for brown eyes"}, {"score"=>4, "text"=>"Stronger tendency for brown eyes"}], @summary={"score"=>0, "text"=>"Tend to not have brown eyes", "warnings"=>[]}>
2.4.2 :003 > result.summary
 => {"score"=>0, "text"=>"Tend to not have brown eyes", "warnings"=>[]}

Example Usage for oAuth -

# To get the redirect URL :
redirect_url = Genomelink::Oauth.authorization_url("report:eye-color")
# Redirect user to the above URL.
# After authentication user control reaches the callback URL with code.
# Use the code from the parameters and request a token
token = Genomelink::Oauth.get_token(params[:code])
# This token can be used to call the reports API as given above.
# Store this token and if it expired use the code again to get a new token.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment. To run only the unit tests, run the specs in spec/unit. The integration specs which reach out to genomelink are in spec/integration

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.