Chan Zuckerberg ID Makes Strides in Enabling Pathogen Identification From Metagenomic Data
A free, cloud-based data analysis platform to identify pathogens and other microbes from sequencing data dubbed Chan Zuckerberg ID (CZ ID) has been making inroads with infectious disease researchers around the world.
The platform, developed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and first released in 2019, recently added the capability to process long-read data from Oxford Nanopore Technologies.
According to a CZI spokesperson, the platform has garnered more than 2,200 users from 116 different countries, including 76 low- or middle-income countries (LMICs). Approximately 65 percent of CZ ID users self-report as being from LMICs, and around 60 percent hail from academic labs.
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