Microsoft is exploring using DNA as a data storage device, Technology Review reports.
The company plans to recruit one million patients from Mexico over three years and then expand to Columbia, Argentina, and Brazil.
DNAnexus customers now have a choice of two cloud platforms and ancillary tools and the company has access to a wider pool of potential users.
The Helsinki-based firm plans to offer data solutions on Microsoft's Azure cloud to Finnish healthcare organizations first.
Microsoft and the University of Washington researchers encode 200 megabytes of data in DNA.
A collaboration between the Broad Institute and Microsoft Research has created machine learning-derived rules to improve on-target efficiency.
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.
The partners will build a proof-of-concept case for a cloud platform and associated services to manage and integrate genomic data for healthcare use.
Dozens of government agencies, academic institutions, and a various public and private sector organizations have now committed to driving the initiative forward.
Both companies have made their products available on Azure, and Curoverse is collaborating with Microsoft on benchmarking tools for analysis pipelines.
The US National Institutes of Health's All of Us project awarded $4.6 million to the company Color to develop a genetic counseling resource for the program.
The Times of India reports on a pilot study that used genomic testing to determine whether patients had drug-resistant tuberculosis.
New guidelines say that more women may benefit from genetic testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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