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Precision Medicine from Birth

Tute 2How many lives could be saved or significantly improved if precision medicine began at birth? Tute Genomics is aspiring to answer this question. Yesterday, Tute announced that they are working with Newborn Screening Ontario (NSO), part of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), to establish new next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing capabilities in Ontario, Canada. Tute, a leading genome annotation and interpretation platform, provides clinical sequencing informatics and interpretation to deliver meaningful reports of a patient’s full genomic profile to researchers and clinicians. Tute is providing its clinical customers, like Newborn Screening Ontario, with an end-to-end solution – taking raw sequence data through genome interpretation in a single step – DNAnexus is proud to be a part of that solution.

NSO 2NSO operates one of the largest and most modern newborn screening programs in the world.  In the past decade, NSO has tested more than one million newborns for serious but treatable rare diseases, making it the highest volume molecular lab in Canada. Working in conjunction with Tute, organizations like NSO can easily perform best practice data analysis in a single environment, avoiding the hassle of transferring large datasets between analysis and interpretation platforms, or deploying costly local solutions.

Tute is passionate about making genomics more accessible to healthcare providers and scientific researchers in order to advance precision medicine. Through integration with the DNAnexus Platform, Tute offers its customers upstream primary and secondary analyses and downstream interpretations in a seamless fashion. The NSO’s new genetic testing project is a perfect end-to-end example, connecting sequencing instruments, LIMS (UNIConnect), downstream clinical reporting software and report delivery.   Ultimately, these Tute employed services will help make medical intervention and care decisions faster and more effective for newborns suffering from genetic illness.

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About DNAnexus

DNAnexus the leader in biomedical informatics and data management, has created the global network for genomics and other biomedical data, operating in 33 countries including North America, Europe, China, Australia, South America, and Africa. The secure, scalable, and collaborative DNAnexus Platform helps thousands of researchers across a spectrum of industries — biopharmaceutical, bioagricultural, sequencing services, clinical diagnostics, government, and research consortia — accelerate their genomics programs.

The DNAnexus team is made up of experts in computational biology and cloud computing who work with organizations to tackle some of the most exciting opportunities in human health, making it easier—and in many cases feasible—to work with genomic data. With DNAnexus, organizations can stay a step ahead in leveraging genomics to achieve their goals. The future of human health is in genomics. DNAnexus brings it all together.