There are currently two main functions of PRIMUS. The first is an algorithm to reconstruct pedigrees within a genetic dataset. PRIMUS can verify expected pedigree structures from genetic data, and it can identify and incorporate novel, cryptic relationships into pedigrees. The second function of PRIMUS is an algorithm adapted from graph theory that identifies the maximum set of unrelated individuals in any dataset, and allows weighting parameters to be utilized in unrelated sample selection.
PRIMUS is free for academic or non-commercial use, please register on the PRIMUS website for non-commercial access: https://primus.gs.washington.edu/primusweb/res/form.html.
For commercial use, please contact UW CoMotion for details and/or to obtain a commercial license.
PRIMUS is one of the many software programs and tools created at the University of Washington available through our Express Licensing Program. These agreements have standard terms and conditions that allow for rapid licensing by companies, organizations, or individuals.