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NEW YORK – Illumina today announced a partnership with the Broad Institute to codevelop secondary genome analysis software.

The collaboration will bring together the Broad's Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) with Illumina's Dynamic Read Analysis for Genomics (Dragen) Bio-IT platform and provide a standardized methodology for processing high-throughput sequencing data and performing variant discovery analysis, aiming for sensitivity, accuracy, and scalability.

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