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Personalis Awarded Contract From VA Million Veteran Program – Whole Genome Sequencing and Data Analysis for Over 1,000 Individuals


3/12/2013 9:34:00 AM

MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded its first contract for whole genome DNA sequencing and data analysis to Personalis, Inc., of Menlo Park, CA. The contract will utilize samples from several VA sources, including from the Million Veteran Program (MVP). Using its secure computing facility and proprietary algorithms, Personalis will QC all raw data, call variants against an advanced human reference sequence, annotate both SNV/indels and SVs, and provide genetic analyses to help confirm sample / data chain of custody. Personalis plans to subcontract the laboratory genetic analysis, including both DNA sequencing and genome-scale genotyping, to Illumina, Inc., of San Diego, CA.

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