ICGC Datasets on AWS

Datasets from the International Cancer Genomes Consortium are now available on Amazon Web Services. Specifically, the ICGC said that it has made 2,400 tumor/normal encrypted whole genome sequences from 1,200 unique donors available on the cloud where authorized cancer researchers will be able to access and analyze it.


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