Mutations update genome analyses

Genome sequencing company Knome is incorporating information from The Human Gene Mutation Database into its genome interpretation services. The database, distributed by bio-curator BIOBASE, comprises some 93,000 mutations and disease-related polymorphisms in more than 3,500 genes.

According to an announcement, Knome will include the database in its KnomeXplorer genome browser software, and in its genome interpretation update service. The data will be distributed to Knome's clients. The addition will expand the dataset used in Knome core analysis and enhance the content provided to clients via its update service, the company says.

Knome was an early entrant into personal genomics. It announced in January 2008 the beginning of its effort, in conjunction with the Beijing Genomics Institute, to sequence the entire genomes of two private individuals.

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