NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Biobase today said that it has inked an agreement with the University of Southern California and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to exclusively market and distribute their Annovar genomic annotation tool.

The software enables annotation of genomic variants on a variety of specieds including humans, said Beverly, Mass.-based Biobase. It rapidly screens and annotates genetic variants detected with next-generation sequencing platforms on a genome-wide level.

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