Google Inc (GOOG) is creating the world’s largest database of autism research

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is collaborating with Autism Speaks to create the world’s largest database of genomic information on autism spectrum disorder. This would create an open platform for research into the causes, treatments, and other resources for autism. Autism affects 1 in 68 children.

Autism Speaks is going to use the Google Cloud Platform for the Autism Speaks Ten Thousand Genomes Program, which is an initiative that is sequencing the full genomes of 10,000 people with the condition along and their families.

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“This announcement represents an unprecedented intersection of business, science and philanthropy that will drastically accelerate the pace of autism research,” stated Bob Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks. “The insight and expertise the Google team brings to the table is unmatched. Utilizing Google Cloud Platform further advances Autism Speaks’ commitment to advancing cutting-edge science.”

 

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