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NCI s Core Genotyping Facility to Use Inforsense KDE for Genetic Data Analysis

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Cancer Institute's core genotyping facility has selected InforSense's KDE as its high-throughput genetics data-analysis platform, the company said today.

 

Under the five-year agreement, scientists at the core facility in Gaithersburg, Md., will use InforSense KDE to develop applications for their own research and to publish analysis methods via a web portal.

 

"After an extensive review of the available commercial and open source options, we recognized that InforSense KDE is able to provide the functionality, flexibility, and scalability we need to support our research, and to develop caBIG (Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid) compatible applications," said Meredith Yeager, scientific director of the genotyping facility, in a statement.

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