January 9, 2018

Broad Institute releases open-source GATK4 software for genome analysis, optimized for speed and scalability New version of the leading genome analysis toolkit increases analysis scope and includes enhanced machine learning algorithms for greater performance

PR Newswire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is releasing version 4.0 of the Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK), the institute’s flagship genome variant discovery package for analysis of high-throughput sequencing data. GATK4 is fully open-source and is available at no cost for academic and commercial research on local computing infrastructure, and is also designed for deployment on cloud environments. The reengineered GATK solves key bottlenecks, including an analysis step where GATK4 can analyze types of genomic sequence data 15 times faster than GATK3, while increasing input capacity by a factor of five.

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