LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following years of research and development, Sequencing.com has today announced its global launch to the public.
Sequencing.com's platform allows people to securely store, analyze and share their genetic data. It's the world's first agnostic platform for genetic data, meaning it operates seamlessly using the genetic data produced by any genetic test. The platform includes an App Market that allows individuals, researchers, bioinformaticians and healthcare professionals to tap into genetic data for deep and rich insights.
"Within the next 8 years, we expect that between 100 million and 2 billion human genomes will be sequenced. Sequencing.com has been preparing for this inevitability by creating solutions that unlock the true value of genetic data," asserted Dr. Brandon Colby, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sequencing.com. "Our unique platform provides the ability for everyone to keep their genetic data safe while also being able to use it on a daily basis to personalize and improve their lives."
A safe home for genes:
Sequencing.com has opted to provide free and unlimited genetic data storage for everyone. The platform makes it easy to upload and store data into a confidential account. Sequencing.com is HIPAA and Privacy Shield compliant and the user owns their data, so it stays confidential and won't be sold to third parties.
Sequencing.com's revolutionary platform has been created to be data agnostic making it compatible with data produced by almost every genetic testing technology, including DNA microarrays, whole genome sequencing and exome sequencing. This means that data from companies that provide genetic testing such as Illumina, Helix, 23andMe, Ancestry.com and National Geographic can be used with all of the apps found in Sequencing.com's App Market.
An App Store for DNA discoveries:
Apps in Sequencing.com's App Market help people unlock genetic data's tremendous value. Over 25 apps are available for immediate use, with several more in development from industry-leading app development companies.
Sequencing.com's App Market includes apps that transform data into valuable information. For individuals, the Wellness & Longevity app generates lifestyle recommendations for optimal health. The Healthcare Pro app gives physicians access to actionable and easy-to-use genetic reports. Meanwhile, the EvE app enables researchers and bioinformaticians to perform free primary, secondary and tertiary analysis of genetic data including alignment, variant calling, annotation and interpretation.
By providing first-of-its-kind solutions for turning genetic data into meaningful information, Sequencing.com is at the forefront of the personal genomics revolution.
Sequencing.com was founded by Dr. Brandon Colby, a physician-expert in the field of personal genomics and author of the book Outsmart Your Genes. Learn more: https://sequencing.com