Edico Genomics

Fabric disclosed partnerships with Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, the Utah Genome Project, and Genomics England's 100,000 Genomes Project.

Under the partnership, DNAnexus customers will have direct access to the Dragen Genome Pipeline for "ultra-rapid" genome analysis.

The Dragen pipeline allows for the analysis of a whole human genome in less than 10 minutes. 

Dell Technologies Capital, newly out of stealth, invested in Edico Genome because it believes whole-genome sequencing is almost ready to take off on a wide scale.

Sequencing IT developer Edico said it will use the funding to build out its Dragen bioinformatics processor and step up marketing efforts.

The companies are bundling their software and hardware with the goal of accelerating "DNA-to-diagnosis" time in clinical settings

The combined product includes Edico’s Dragen bioinformatics processor integrated into a Dell server, as well as Dell EMC’s Isilon storage.

Edico will make its Dragen platform available on new Amazon cloud instances, allowing users to scale up analysis capacity as demand for computing resources grows. 

The institute recently launched rapid genome sequencing for critically ill newborns and plans to test genomic sequencing in several programs and clinical trials.

Edico Genome has also signed a deal for Johns Hopkins Genomics to evaluate its Dragen processor for its research and clinical sequencing needs.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.