Life Technologies' Ion Torrent is sponsoring a project at Carnegie Mellon University to develop open-source software that will help clinicians interpret human genomes, the institutions said this week.

Robert Murphy, director of the Lane Center for Computational Biology in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, will lead the multidisciplinary CMU team. Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and at Yale University will provide whole-genome sequencing and patient data for the project.

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