Genomic Insights: knoSYS100
Price: $125,000 and up
A computer that comes with genome analysis software could simplify the task that doctors and researchers face when trying to glean medically useful information from an individual’s DNA. Sequencing costs have fallen precipitously in recent years; now interpreting the resulting data is the major challenge. Knome, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, developed its hardware-and-software package to help labs spot genetic variations that may be linked to disease. Unlike rival products that are available or in development, Knome’s system does not rely on remote servers in the cloud, which may reduce privacy concerns.