Genalice, a biomedical big data company, is partnering with deCODE Genetics, an analyzer of the human genome, to facilitate the large-scale testing of its DNA data processing software solution, Genalice Map.
After a first successful round of evaluating Genalice Map on speed and quality, both companies agreed to extend the evaluation to include up to 10,000 full human genomes. Population-wide analysis is crucial if the potential of whole genome sequencing for medical application in patients with complex diseases is to be realized. Data processing at that level represents a major challenge; however, Genalice’s unique ability to process a full human genome on general purpose hardware in a matter of minutes makes population-wide sequence variation analysis a reality.
deCODE Genetics has one of the world’s largest Biobanks and is generating large amounts of full human genome data with its Illumina HiSeq X Ten Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) machines. Genalice will install an XL version of its all-in-one bioinformatics appliance, Genalice Vault, which is preloaded with Map, and can process one full human genome every other minute.