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Regeneron Genetics Center Taps DNAnexus' Platform to Support Genomic Research Activities


NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – DNAnexus said this week that its cloud-based data management and analysis platform is being used in partnerships between Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) and healthcare providers that are focused on integrating next-generation sequence data with de-identified clinical records.

DNAnexus' platform will be used to share and manage data in various RGC research partnerships including one collaboration with the Geisinger Health System that will sequence 100,000 de-identified DNA samples. The RGC will use DNAnexus' infrastructure to integrate the sequence data with corresponding de-identified clinical information.

"Our collaboration with DNAnexus has been crucial in enabling the RGC to build the first large-scale genome sequencing center using entirely cloud-based genome informatics and data management," Jeffrey Reid, RGC's head of genome informatics, said in a statement. The system supports "seamless and secure interactions with our collaborators, like Geisinger, and has been essential in bringing the RGC online and rapidly scaling-up to more than 1,000 exomes sequenced per week."

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