Genomics England will use the system to help in its clinical reporting for the 100,000 Genome Project's cancer program.
Proponents believe the Million European Genomes Alliance will spur research, stimulate the life sciences economy, and ultimately improve clinical care.
The partnership is part of a broader agreement between Genome BC and Genomics England to share data and tools around cancer and rare and infectious diseases.
The companies are planning to build a platform and database that can be used to improve and automate the interpretation of genomic data.
Icon will use its data management capabilities and clinical trials expertise to validate clinical data from the 70,000 participating patients and their families.
Genomics England has selected WuXi Nextcode to interpret genomic data from cancer and rare disease samples as part of the UK 100K Genomes Project.
Genomics England will use LabKey's server solution to integrate and share clinical and genomic data as part of the project
Congenica and Omicia have signed contracts to interpret data from the first 8,000 patients in the UK's 100,000 Genomes Project.
Congenica will use the grant to extend the functionality of Sapientia, its software for analyzing and interpreting whole-genome data.
Under the agreement, the organizations will work on making genomic information more accessible, meaningful, and usable.
Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.
Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.
Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.
In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.