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Dante Genomics Avanti

Dante Genomics has released the beta version of Avanti, software for large-scale variant interpretation and report writing. By running on parallel servers, the web-based Avanti takes whole-genome, whole-exome, targeted panel, and other next-generation sequencing VCF and FASTQ files and produces complete reports within five minutes, according to the company. Dante draws from a catalog of 125 reports to perform secondary and tertiary analysis with the new Avanti software.

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