NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Stanford University School of Medicine said today that it has tapped Google Genomics to provide the underlying informatics infrastructure for its forthcoming clinical genomics service.

Under the terms of the agreement, Stanford and Google Genomics will use technologies and methods that power resources like Google Search and Google Maps to build cloud-based applications for securely storing, processing, exploring, and sharing genomic and other healthcare datasets.

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