5 Oct

DNAnexus: Mapping the Genome


Since medieval history, geography and its tools have always been an interdisciplinary science that have been helping to organize data and/or information. After the information revolution, geographic tools developed into GIS (system), which helped to organize and manage large data-sets in various computer systems.

Right now, GIS tools have evolved into micro-spatial fields, including biology, biochemistry and genetics. Therefore, the American Geographical Society introduces DNAnexus, which provides a global network for sharing and management of genomic data and tools to accelerate genomic medicine. The DNAnexus cloud-based platform is optimized to address the challenges of security, scalability, and collaboration, for organizations that are pursuing genomic-based approaches to health, in the clinic and in the research lab.

The DNAnexus team is made up of experts in computational biology and cloud computing who work with organizations to tackle some of the most exciting opportunities in human health, making it easier—and in many cases feasible—to work with genomic data. With DNAnexus, organizations can stay a step ahead in leveraging genomics to achieve their goals. The software platform allows to analyze massive volumes of raw sequencing data quickly, securely, and economically; Integrate genomic data with clinical and other phenotypic data in a secure and compliant environment.

DNAnexus is a perfect example of how GIS can improve fields such as biochemistry, genetics and biology in general.


Written by Timur Pozhidaev, 10/5/2015.

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