NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Isilon Systems said today that the Personal Genome Project will use the company's network-attached storage (NAS) platform to hold data generated by its human genomic and personalized medicine research efforts.

The PGP will use the the Isilon IQ NAS to store genetic and trait data for up to 100,000 volunteers who agree to publicly share their information in order to advance research.

Isilon said that the PGP has used its system to create a highly scalable, shared pool of storage to unify "massive amounts of invaluable genomic information."

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