Maverix Lands $100,000 Order For 99 Lives Initiative
by Sara Isenberg
Publisher, Santa Cruz Tech Beat
Maverix Biomics Inc., co-founded by UC Santa Cruz professor Todd Lowe, has received a $100,000 order from the University of Missouri for analysis of feline genomes.
The 99 Lives Cat Whole Genome Sequencing Initiative is a joint project between the University of Missouri, the University of California, Davis, and industrial partners. Maverix Biomics will host the 99 Lives Cat Whole Genome Sequencing Initiative genome and analysis data as a free, publicly-accessible Communities of Discovery built on the cloud-based Maverix Analytic Platform that enables the simple sharing of data, allowing groups of researchers to browse results interactively.
The 99 Lives Cat Whole Genome Sequencing Initiative is a project designed to sequence the genome of 99 cats in order to improve coverage and future assemblies of the cat genome; identify genotypic variation across a large number of cats with diverse genetic backgrounds, helping to identify causative mutations for specific health conditions; and increase the value of individual cat genome sequencing by veterinary hospitals providing state-of-the-art health care.
Sources and additional information:
- Digital Journal: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1707988
- Maverix Boimics: http://www.maverixbio.com/2014/01/29/maverix-lands-100000-order-for-99-lives-initiative/
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