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CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – The Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney has formed a strategic alliance with Australian startup E-Nome to explore how blockchain technology could be used to securely store genomic records in order to support medical research.

E-Nome has developed a medical records management platform for smartphones that allows individual patients to manage and control access to their own medical and genomic data. The company promises "watertight" security and privacy, thanks to blockchain technology.

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This webinar will discuss the use of 3’ mRNA sequencing to reduce the cost of gene expression studies on Illumina NGS systems.