NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Clinical genomic analysis and reporting firm Omicia announced it has acquired variant detection software maker Spiral Genetics for an undisclosed amount.

Seattle-based Spiral Genetics offers a graph-based technology for structural variant detection, population-scale data mining, population-specific reference genomes, and lossless data compression technologies. Its existing customers include clinical labs, biotech firms, and government-led sequencing programs.

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