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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 database contains annotation information on the single nucleotide variants found in the human genome.

The Google Genomics Platform seeks to use the company's infrastructure and other capabilities to address a perceived need in biomedical research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – SRA International, a provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, said today that it has joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb) – While genomics has showed promise at a small scale for matching patients to treatments, scaling that capability up so that personalized medicine may be realized for all will require a lot more data to be sifted through, speakers at this year's American Society of Human Gen

This is the first of three stories looking at the Cancer Genome Pilot proposals selected by the NCI.

Biocept announced the hiring of Amy McNeal as its new senior director of managed care and reimbursement strategies. Biocept is a molecular diagnostics firm specializing in analysis of biomarkers from circulating tumor cells and DNA.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Autism Speaks said today it will collaborate with Google to create a database of genomic information on autism spectrum disorder that will be an open resource for use by autism researchers and will be available via the Google Cloud Platform.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Google has signed on to join the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), an international initiative that seeks to make genomic data more useful and secure, the Internet services and products firm said in a post on its Research Blog last week.

Arrayit recently announced that it had shipped microarray and other life sciences products to Illumina and Google.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.