Investigators intend to genotype the biorepository using Illumina arrays with the aim of identifying markers that can be used to inform treatment and prevention efforts.
The deal will join Fabric's genome annotation technology with Veritas' myGenome personal whole-genome sequencing service.
The Pinnacle assay for gene fusions and gene expression in tumor samples is the first in Cofactor's new line of clinical RNA-sequencing assays.
The company also announced that it is launching a new end-to-end clinical sequencing platform.
The initiative will leverage existing standards to deliver genomic information to electronic medical record systems more effectively.
Startup companies are taking on personalized medicine, CNET reports.
Bruce Booth writes at Life Sci VC that biotech clusters like Boston and San Francisco are getting even more consolidated.
The Verge speaks with Mark and Scott Kelly, who are the subjects of NASA's Twin Study.
In Genome Biology this week: genes linked to Hirschsprung disease, structural variant patterns in autism, and more.