Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Decode and IBM Will Partner to Supply Gene Association Technology

NEW YORK, Jan. 23-Decode will pair its Clinical Genome Miner tool with IBM's hardware and software in a joint marketing and sales agreement, the two companies said today.

 

Under a three-year agreement, the two companies will partner to market and sell the combined system, and will cooperatively provide consulting, implementation and integration services.

 

IBM's contribution will include its eServer pSeries running AIX and its xSeries running Linux. It will also supply its WebSphere infrastructure software and its DB2 database software. The system will make use of DiscoveryLink data integration methods.

 

Through the agreement, IBM becomes Decode's preferred IT provider.

 

Decode's CGM system can be used to isolate and identify gene and gene variations, and associate these with diseases.

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.