HARDERWIJK, The Netherlands, December 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today Dutch software company GENALICE has managed to process the data of 42 full human genomes in less than 18 hours, making use of only two small standard processors: a job that normally takes up to 120 days. Not only did they manage to process 42 full human genomes, but during the 24-hour live broadcast, they continued with the processing of 42 tomato genomes. The groundbreaking new software solution GENALICE MAP is seen as a first and important step to save and improve the quality of life of patients with complex diseases.
This morning at 0:00 AM CET, GENALICE launched their alignment product MAP by starting a worldwide live webcast, with the registration and showcase of the stellar performance on speed and accuracy of the new software solution. At 5:38 PM CET the 42nd human genome was sequenced, more than 6 hours before the scheduled end time; setting the new world standard.
GENALICE's co-founder and CEO/CTO, Hans Karten is pleased with the spectacular kick-off and the new unofficial world record: "For the most widely used tool it takes up to three full days to map just one full genome on the hardware configuration we used. Today we showed the world that we reached the next level in DNA sequence mapping."
Genomics scientists and other interested people can still register and directly interact with the GENALICE staff until midnight CET (6 PM EDT) on 42.genalice.com, or visit the site thereafter for a summary of the world record event.
GENALICE is a privately owned, young, innovative software company, based in the Netherlands. Its mission is to boost research into complex DNA-related diseases, such as cancer. Through the design and development of groundbreaking software solutions GENALICE wants to make an important contribution to improved diagnosis and treatment. We aim to save lives and increase the quality of life of people suffering from these complex diseases. Together with the input from researchers and the financial support from our investors, GENALICE can create a better future for these patients.
SOURCE GENALICE B.V.