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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.

With cloud computing becoming more attractive to researchers, Nature News offers some tips on how to get going.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.