Tute Genomics Joins the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

Contributes Expertise in Clinical Genome Interpretation in order to Advance Genomic Medicine

PROVO, Utah, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tute Genomics has announced that they will join the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, a group of the world's leading genomics and healthcare organizations with a shared mission to accelerate the sharing of genomic data for healthcare by developing ethical and secure standards.  As a partner with the Global Alliance, Tute will work to meet the group's goal of accelerating worldwide efforts to responsibly share and analyze large amounts of genomic and clinical data.  

As the foremost experts in annotation of personal genomes, including Kai Wang, Ph.D., the architect of ANNOVAR, Tute Genomics will contribute both gold standard and novel technologies for the rapid identification of disease-causing variants. These elements of data interpretation are highly valuable to the Alliance's mission of establishing a standardized approach of best practices in data sharing.

"We are excited to take part in the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health and share the vision of accelerating progress in genomic medicine and foster a collaborative culture of innovation and discovery," stated Reid Robison, M.D., CEO of Tute Genomics. "From day one, our genome interpretation platform has supported secure and responsible sharing of data among researchers to enable more efficient genetic research and make a positive impact on human health."

Global Alliance partners are focused on promoting the highest standards for ethics and ensuring that individuals are able to responsibly and securely share their genomic and clinical information.  The Alliance and its partners aim to create a cooperative system in which organizations can aggregate and analyze the growing wealth of genetic information on a large scale, in order to expand the knowledge base that is necessary for effective diagnosis and targeted treatment of cancers, inherited diseases, and infectious diseases.

"With the help of Tute Genomics, the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health will continue to collaborate on ideas, identify and establish best practices, and enable interoperability," said Peter Goodhand, Acting Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

About Tute Genomics:

Tute Genomics is a clinical genome interpretation platform that enables researchers and clinicians to utilize human genetic data for scientific discovery and individualized treatment. Tute is built on the expertise that developed ANNOVAR, the most widely used genome annotation and interpretation technology with over 600 scientific publications. Tute provides robust and scalable genome analysis that incorporates proprietary machine learning algorithms to assist researchers and clinicians with gene and biomarker discovery. To learn more please visit www.tutegenomics.com.

About Global Alliance for Genomics and Health:

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health is an international, non-profit alliance formed to help accelerate the potential of genomic medicine to advance human health. Bringing together leading, global organisations working in healthcare, research, disease and patient advocacy, life science, and information technology, partners in the Global Alliance are working together to create a common framework of standards and harmonized approaches to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and clinical data. Learn more at genomicsandhealth.org

Media Contact: Lynn Dobias, Tute Genomics, 8017104035, lynn@tutegenomics.com

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