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Gene By Gene Selects BC Platforms to enhance its world leading genomic data processing services

Gene By Gene Selects BC Platforms to enhance its world leading genomic data processing services

BC Platforms, a world leader in genomic data management and analytics, announces that it has been selected by Gene By Gene, the industry leader in offering integrated multi-disciplinary genetic testing services, to scale up its genomic data processing and storage capabilities.

Through its division, Family Tree DNA, Gene by Gene was the first company globally to develop DNA testing for ancestry and genealogical purposes as a commercial application. Gene By Gene selected BC Platforms as its partner to increase the capacity of its genomic data processing pipeline and storage solutions in order to meet the increased demand in its genetic testing services.

BC Platforms will provide a streamlined, highly automated solution for running parallel imputation of genotype data from multiple chips as well as historical data. BC Platforms’ Tiling technology enables the unparalleled compression of data, providing a highly efficient data storage solution, allowing mass computational analysis. This solution will enable Gene By Gene to run their downstream reporting and analytics in a more streamlined fashion, dramatically improving their laboratory processes and saving data storage costs.

Elliott Greenspan, Director Of Engineering from Gene By Gene said, “We collect tens of thousands of genomic data samples on a daily basis and we chose BC Platforms because of their unique capabilities and ready-made solutions for genomic data handling and storage using their Tiling technology. Organizations in our industry are measured by efficiencies. When dealing with large volumes of data, fast turnaround times for every step of the process are crucial for success”.

Tero Silvola, CEO of BC Platforms commented, “Gene by Gene is one of the most dominant genomics related service and research companies globally. We are proud to be at the forefront of providing enabling solutions to support their overall business development.’

About Gene By Gene
Gene By Gene, LTD., a genetic genealogy company, provides DNA testing services to consumer and institutional customers in the United States and internationally. The company focuses on ancestry, health, research, and paternity. It develops consumer DNA testing products for ancestry and genealogy applications. The company offers male line testing, female line testing, family finder, combined testing, ancestral testing, and specialty testing services; and forensic, maternity, grandparent, siblingship tests, twin zygosity, reconstruction, immigration, DNA profile, and mtDNA relationship testing services. It offers DNA testing to identify genetic disorders and susceptibility to inherited diseases and other characteristics. Gene By Gene, LTD. was founded in 2000 and is based in Houston, Texas.