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Researchers from Genentech have released under an open-source license a web-based protein sequence database that they claim addresses the "data preparation burden" facing most bioinformatics research groups.

Reece Hart, scientific manager of research computing and informatics at Genentech, along with Kiran Mukhyala, a bioinformatics programmer and analyst at the firm, began developing the platform five years ago to support the company's target discovery efforts, Hart told BioInform via e-mail.

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In this webinar, Dr. Charlie Johnson, founder of the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service, will share how his team is utilizing Illumina’s DRAGEN informatics platform in its high-throughput agrigenomics research program.