BOSTON — The Pistoia Alliance has tapped a method developed at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute as the winner of its "Sequence Squeeze" competition, an effort to identify the best algorithm for compressing next-generation sequencing data.

Pistoia announced the winner — James Bonfield, a member of the sequencing informatics team at the Sanger Institute — earlier this week at its annual meeting in Boston.

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