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The partners are building applications on the Google cloud to store, process, explore, and share genomic and healthcare data.

It's Electric

GlaxoSmithKline and Verily Life Sciences form Galvani Bioelectronics.

A key feature of the platform is iMethods, which lets users pack their analysis tools and protocols in Docker containers and share them as part of their papers.

'Going Big'

Alphabet leadership and others defend Verily's ambitious projects, Stat News reports.

Verily's life science projects aren't living up to expectations, Stat News reports.

New Verily Faces

The San Francisco Business Times examines Verily's latest hires.

Here's a Spot

Stat News examines ethical questions raised by Alphabet's Verily awarding a research contract to a clinic mostly owned by its CEO.

The Genome Analysis Toolkit is available on the Google cloud and will be launched on Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM's clouds and BaseSpace later this year.

On Their Way Out

Stat News looks into people departing Alphabet's life sciences company, Verily.

Dozens of government agencies, academic institutions, and a various public and private sector organizations have now committed to driving the initiative forward.

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Kelvin Droegemeier, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is the new acting director of the US National Science Foundation.

Wired reports the University of California, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute has transformed itself into a diagnostic lab to run SARS-CoV-2 tests.

An opinion piece at the Guardian discusses the state of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the UK.

In Nature this week: direct-capture Perturb-seq approach for combinatorial single-cell CRISPR screens, potential uses of genome-editing in breeding crops, and more.