It was a big week for big genomics data enthusiasts, as the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health kicked off with a London meeting at the Wellcome Trust that was attended by representatives from over 150 organizations.

The alliance, or GA4GH, wants to harmonize genomic data standards and practices to make it more useful and more secure so that more people can use it in more applications.

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