PHILADELPHIA--Leading players in the bioinformatics community will gather here early next month to begin tackling one of the field's thorniest challenges: developing common standards for an Interface Definition Language (IDL) that will allow industry and academic researchers to more easily share software objects and manipulate the growing mountain of genomic information and chemical, expression, and drug screening data.

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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.