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... and Creates Access to Two Medical Databases for Clinical Genomics with University of Utah and LineaGen

NEW YORK, May 18 (GenomeWeb News) - IBM, the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, and LineaGen Research are collaborating to combine and provide access to two large medical databases, the institutions said today.


Under the agreement, IBM will develop an infrastructure to integrate and query the Utah Population Database and the Utah Genetic Reference Project Database, both housed at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. LineaGen, based in Salt Lake City, will administer the database for the university and provide commercial access to it.


The two databases contain more than seven million records, including population and demographic information as well as detailed medical records. Initially, IBM will employ its Clinical Genomics Solution to build the data infrastructure. Later on, the project will develop analytical tools to support molecular models of genetic disease.

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