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Fabric Genomics, Veritas Genetics Ink Strategic Partnership

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bioinformatics firm Fabric Genomics — formerly known as Omicia — announced today that it has signed an agreement to incorporate its genome annotation technology into Veritas Genetics' myGenome personal whole-genome sequencing service.

Veritas' myGenome was launched in early 2016 and offers whole-genome sequencing, interpretation, and genetic counseling for $999. Under the terms of the deal, myGenome will use Fabric Genomics' Fabric Annotation pipeline, which provides whole-genome annotation in under 10 minutes.

Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Fabric Genomics has been a great partner in automating our interpretation pipeline, and making our workflow both seamless and scalable," Diego Martinez, head of bioinformatics at Veritas, said in a statement. "The clean interface and quick response time from Fabric Annotation has made variant filtration and analysis much easier. Additionally, the level of collaboration and integration through this partnership has saved us a lot of human and computational resources as we have expanded."

The deal with Veritas comes just one day after Fabric launched its new Fabric Enterprise end-to-end clinical genomics platform and partnered with Sentieon to enhance the platform's secondary analysis capabilities.