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Genomics Virtual Laboratory: A Practical Bioinformatics Workbench for the Cloud

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An evolution of the data analysis solutions for genomics.

Initially, standalone and purpose-specific tools were most prevalent. As the complexity of analyses grew, new platforms formed that aggregate many standalone tools and support different types of computational infrastructures to offer more versatile functionality. The GVL represents another step in this evolution where it aggregates a large number of the best-of-breed software and technologies available today.

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