Store it Here

Amazon and Google are duking it out to be the service researchers turn to store and analyze their genomic data, Reuters reports.

Their cloud offerings, dubbed Amazon Web Services and Google Genomics, respectively, help researchers store and analyze the vast amount of data generated by genome sequencing. As interest in personalized medicine grow, Reuters notes that cloud computing may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018.

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