UK Biobank and DNAnexus Collaboration Earns Bio-IT World 2024 Innovative Best Practices Global Impact Award for 500,000 Whole Genomes Data Release

DNAnexus-Powered UK Biobank Research Analysis Platform Wins in IT Infrastructure High Performance Computing Category

On April 11, 2024, DNAnexus, Inc., the provider of the Precision Health Data Cloud, announced that its ongoing collaboration with UK Biobank will be recognized with the 2024 Innovative Best Practices Global Impact Award at the upcoming Bio-IT World Conference and Expo. The award highlights the purpose-built, cloud-based UK Biobank Research Analysis Platform that allows approved researchers to access and analyze UK Biobank’s vast database, including the recently added groundbreaking whole-genome sequencing data from 500,000 participants. Researchers from around the world are using the data to drive discovery of new diagnostics, treatments, and cures. More than 30,000 approved researchers from at least 90 countries have registered to use UK Biobank, the world’s most comprehensive source of biomedical data. These scientists are provided with the tools and computing power to analyze a vast wealth of de-identified health and lifestyle data via UK Biobank’s secure Research Analysis Platform, powered by DNAnexus.

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