CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Genome informatics vendor DNAnexus and variant analysis software company Saphetor are integrating their technologies in hopes of creating a seamless platform for genome-based biomarker discovery and interpretation.

Users can now access Saphetor's technology to annotate and classify variants from next-generation sequencing directly from the DNAnexus cloud platform, the two companies said. Saphetor performs whole-genome analysis by running NGS results through a database of 33 billion variant annotation points.

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