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GenomeQuest, Beth Israel Deaconness Partner on Whole-Genome Analysis Applications

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GenomeQuest and Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center announced a two-year collaboration on Wednesday to develop whole-genome analysis applications.

The deal initially will provide the medical center's pathology department with applications that will allow doctors and patients to make use of predictive genomic information. GenomeQuest will provide whole-genome data management and analysis capabilities for all next-generation projects being conducted by the department.

The Westborough sequence data management company will also provide API access and training to the department's researchers and applied mathematicians, it said in a statement. Beth Israel pathologists will develop clinical grade annotation methods and databases for the diagnoses of cancers and other diseases. Collaborative projects between the two partners will include user interface, workflows, sequence and annotation management, integration into healthcare IT systems.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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