NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – IBM and Cornell University today announced that they have partnered to apply next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics to milk safety.

Through the alliance, Cornell has joined the Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, an initiative launched by IBM and Mars in early 2015 to improve food safety using genomic technologies. Bio-Rad Laboratories joined the consortium in 2016.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.