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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.

UC Santa Cruz is collaborating with Microsoft's research arm to use Azure to analyze data from several genomics projects focused on pediatric cancer and other diseases.

The strategy could be applied more widely to study the development of other organ systems, and will benefit from new single-cell gene expression analysis technology.

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The Hastings Center's Erik Parens argues in a Scientific American opinion piece that the current pandemic underscores the need to reconsider the hope placed in genomic medicine. 

The Los Angeles Times writes that Operation Warp Speed has an ambitious timeline for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Australia is launching its trial of preconception carrier testing Tuesday.

In PNAS this week: autosomal genes commonly affected by loss-of-function variants, variants implicated in testis development disorders, and more.