Posted On: Apr 15, 2024

We are excited to announce AWS HealthOmics now supports reading sequence store objects using Amazon S3 APIs. AWS HealthOmics is a fully managed service that empowers healthcare and life science organizations to store, query, analyze omics data, and generate insights to improve health and drive scientific discoveries. With this release, customers can more easily integrate HealthOmics data stores into their bioinformatics ecosystem while benefiting from the domain-specific metadata, cost-savings, and scalability.

The new capability utilizes Amazon S3 Access Points to add S3 URIs for the sequence store, active read sets, and each stored object. Customers can leverage these URIs to integrate existing S3-compatible tools with the sequence store. Tools like Integrated Genome Viewer (IGV), workflow engines, and tools built on HTSlib or Boto3 can now read data from the sequence store without customization.

These new features are available in all AWS Regions where AWS HealthOmics is generally available.

To get started using sequence stores, see the HealthOmics Storage section in the AWS HealthOmics documentation.