NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Edico Genome said today that it is partnering with Amazon Web Services to make Edico's Dragen bioinformatics platform available on new Amazon cloud-based instances.

"With AWS' newest [Field Programmable Gate Array]-based instances, Dragen will be able to analyze whole genomes in almost real time," Edico CEO Pieter van Rooyen said in a statement.

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In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.