The researchers plan to analyze clinical records and genetic data from whole-exome sequencing for more than 3,000 patients using DNAnexus' Apollo platform.
The genome informatics company will apply the new capital to deploy the DNAnexus Apollo platform for multi-omics data science exploration, analysis, and discovery.
Some partners are implementing their solutions on the Azure cloud while others will accept output from Microsoft's genomics pipeline as input into their solutions.
St. Jude Cloud, powered by DNAnexus and Microsoft, offers free access to thousands of WGS records plus cloud-based visualization and computational tools.
The financing, led by new investor Foresite Capital, will help DNAnexus deploy its genome informatics technology and expand its clinical trials presence.
DNAnexus is running a pilot on its genome informatics platform with Google's newly open-sourced DeepVariant variant calling tool.
Under the partnership, DNAnexus customers will have direct access to the Dragen Genome Pipeline for "ultra-rapid" genome analysis.
Vendors DNAnexus and Saphetor hope to create a seamless platform for genome-based biomarker discovery and interpretation.
The AstraZeneca Centre for Genomics Research has tapped DNAnexus to develop a secure genomics informatics environment for analyzing 2 million genomes.
DNAnexus customers now have a choice of two cloud platforms and ancillary tools and the company has access to a wider pool of potential users.
The long-running Framingham Heart Study has received a $38 million grant, according to the Boston Globe.
A Stanford University investigation finds that its researchers did not take part in He Jiankui's work to develop gene-edited infants.
Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.
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