As human genomes are increasingly incorporated in patient records and research databases, information technology will be challenged to sort through the massive amounts of data to enable research and improve patient care.
That’s the promise of new technology introduced by a Canadian company, which is building a product intended to help large provider research organizations that will need to manage massive databases to facilitate precision medicine applications.
PHEMI, based in Vancouver, is releasing PHEMI Central Precision Medicine Edition to address the data challenges posed by genomic research. The company estimates that 100 million to 2 billion human genomes will be sequenced in the next decade, with a single human genome estimated to fill at least 3 gigabytes of data.
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