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Knome: A Model for Personal Genomics

by Greg Emmerich, UW Madison, M.S. Biotechnology Program, Early Drug Discovery Class.  December 7th, 2012.


Predictive, preventative and personalized medicine is increasingly becoming a reality with recent advances to whole genome sequencing. Genome wide association studies wield impressive amounts of data, but due to differences in populations tested and analysis methodology, there are very few such studies that are reproducible. Great strides are being made in academia and industry, and the more research and data is shared, the more robust future studies will be. Knome Inc. has a unique method for annotating and interpreting genomic data that aims to tackle some of the challenges discussed. Continue reading