NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has launched a program designed to foster cloud computing use among biomedical researchers and has named Google Cloud as its first industry partner.

Broadly, the STRIDES (Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability) initiative aims to reduce the economic and technological barriers to accessing and analyzing large biomedical datasets, with the goal of accelerating biomedical advances.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.