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Genome Project Using Isilon's NAS

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."

Personalized medicine's "full potential will be achieved when a diverse set of researchers and educators interpret such data and help us to cross the chasm from the lab to the patient," George Church, who is founder of the PGP and director of the Lipper Center for Computational Genetics at Harvard Medical School, said in a statement. "With Isilon, we have created the world's first publicly accessible database of integrated human genomic and trait data in order to bring the benefits of personal genomics to the public."

Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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