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Curoverse Gets $1.5M to Develop Open Source Genomics Tool

Dec 18, 2013, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Curoverse is a product of the Personal Genome Project, according to CEO Adam Berrey. That project was spearheaded by Church to sequence a massive number of genomes and link each individual’s health information. Church realized when taking this on that to successfully do so and start similar studies around the world, he needed a massive database. So he looked to one of his computer scientists, Alexander Wait Zaranek, to create one with a few key factors: it had to be able to hold close to an exabyte worth of data. Researchers had to be able to use it to efficiently analyze data and make sense of what they see. It had to be shareable from one research center to another. And most importantly, it made to make complex analyses easily reproducible.

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