Analyze Genome Sequence Data on AWS with WEKA and NVIDIA Clara Parabricks

Whole-genome sequencing has become an essential and foundational part of genomic research, enabling researchers to identify genetic signatures associated with diseases, differentiate sequencing errors from biological signals, and better characterize various organisms’ genomes. With pandemics like COVID-19 that threaten human life, characterizing and understanding genomes is now more crucial than ever. Commercially available, next-generation sequencing platforms allow researchers to decode an entire human genome in less than a day. This acceleration in research capabilities can help understand the susceptibility with infection by SARS-COV-2; can be used as the basis for vaccine creation; and can be used for therapy selection for an individual based upon their unique genetic signatures, along with many other use-cases.