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Knome Launches First Platform-Agnostic Human Genome Sequencing and Analysis Service for Researchers
Date:11/18/2009

lly trained researchers with extensive expertise in specific diseases, for whom mass sequencing approaches are novel and unfamiliar tools - Knome's expertise in analyzing whole genome data can directly help these researchers pinpoint novel alleles that contribute to a disease of interest. Knome takes a "fine-toothed" approach to genomic data analysis, grounded in a thorough understanding of genome structure and function; protein biochemistry; population/evolutionary genetics; statistical analysis; and basic disease etiology, as refined by close consultation with the researcher. This approach can quickly identify potentially disease-relevant candidate alleles for researchers to consider for follow-up empirical assessment.

"This is a pivotal moment for genetic research, as the pace of novel genotype-phenotype discovery accelerates," said Jorge Conde, CEO of Knome. "Scientists understand the value of whole-genome and exome sequencing, but few have requisite access to the full complement of state-of-the-art sequencing machinery, data management systems and bioinformatics expertise. Having sequenced and analyzed the genomes of more individuals than any company in the world, Knome is now offering the research community a fast and cost-efficient way to move from DNA to discovery."

Knome works with researchers to create solutions tailored to their scientific aims, as well as their budget, timing and volume requirements. Pricing for KnomeDISCOVERY starts at less than $12,000 per sample, depending on desired sequence coverage and degree of custom consultation required, with turn-around in as little as eight weeks.

Knome's bioinformaticians use kGAP, the company's proprietary analysis platform, to deliver a thorough accounting of both novel and previously known sequence variants. Knome's analysis includes annotation of published allele-disease associations, as well as sophisticated prediction of potential functional effects of ne
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