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Google's resources and approach are enticing academic life science researchers, Nature News reports.

Bill Maris, a managing partner at Google Ventures, argues that genetic information needs to be shared and isn't private anyway, Bloomberg Business reports.

Thomas Insel, director of the US National Institute of Mental Health, will be stepping down in November to join Alphabet.

BioTeam has developed a web portal for the MSSNG repository that offers easy access to genomic, phenotype, and clinical data collected through the project.

L Is for Life Science

The first company to be formed under Google's new Alphabet umbrella is based on its life sciences group.

What About the Moon?

Google's restructuring as Alphabet may open its 'moonshot' programs like Calico to greater investor scrutiny.

The initiative aims to integrate clinical, genomic, environmental, and other data from patients to help determine disease mechanisms and develop precise therapies.

The partners initially plan to offer a cloud-based iteration of the Genome Analysis Toolkit with more tools to follow in future.

The company is putting finishing touches on new cloud-based applications for metagenomics and oncology that it could launch as early as next year.

Store it Here

Amazon and Google are striving to be researchers' go-to service for genomic data storage and analysis, Reuters reports.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.