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.
The first company to be formed under Google's new Alphabet umbrella is based on its life sciences group.
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.
Amazon and Google are striving to be researchers' go-to service for genomic data storage and analysis, Reuters reports.
With cloud computing becoming more attractive to researchers, Nature News offers some tips on how to get going.
David Glazer from Google Genomics provided an update on the MSSNG project, a collaboration between Autism Speaks, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and Google.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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