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Mar 14, 2011

Complete Genomics Taps DNAnexus’ Cloud-Based Informatics Solution

  • Complete Genomics has leveraged DNAnexus’ cloud-based platform with which customers can store and visualize their human genome sequencing data. Additionally, DNAnexus will host the publicly available Complete Genomics human genome datasets and make them available as reference data to all its customers.

    Through the DNAnexus platform, Complete Genomics’ customers can, for example, simultaneously visualize structural variations, copy number variations, and small variants in the DNAnexus Genome Browser. Built on Amazon Web Services, DNAnexus is a platform for analyzing, managing, and storing DNA sequencing data. DNAnexus acquires computational and storage resources on demand from Amazon on behalf of each user to provide scalability and pricing that mirrors usage—whether a user is investigating one or thousands of genomes.

    “As we continue to refine our genome-sequencing service, we want to make sure that our customers have access to the best tools available to interpret the rich datasets that we provide,” says Mark Sutherland, svp of business development at Complete Genomics. “We have worked closely with DNAnexus to ensure that its informatics platform will support our detailed sequence data and thus allow our customers to capitalize on its visualization capabilities.”

    Moving forward, DNAnexus will integrate Complete Genomics Analysis Tools (CGA™ Tools) functionality into DNAnexus, further enabling customers to interrogate their data. The integration of the CGA Tools, an open-source software project that provides solutions for downstream analysis of data produced by Complete Genomics, will allow researchers to take on complex multigenome comparisons, the companies say.

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