Knome Personal Genomics Service Expands to Include 93,000 Rare Mutations from the Human Gene Mutation Database Distributed by BIOBASE Biological Databases
Published: Oct 08, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and WOLFENBÜTTEL, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knome, a recognized pioneer in the personal genomics industry, announced today that it is incorporating information from The Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD® - Cardiff University, UK) distributed by BIOBASE, into its genome interpretation services. With over 93,000 mutations and disease-related polymorphisms in more than 3,500 genes, HGMD is one of the world’s most comprehensive databases of medically relevant genetic variation. Typically used by large research institutions and pharmaceutical companies, this is the first time the genomic data in the HGMD is being made available as part of a consumer offering.