The Internet giant Google has set its sights on revolutionizing how researchers store, analyze, and share genomic data. The company recently entered into an agreement with the Broad Institute that allows it to integrate Broad’s Genomic Analysis Toolkit into Google Genomics. We spoke to David Glazer, director of engineering for Google, about its Google Genomics platform, the opportunity it sees in genomics, and what it’s doing to help researchers turn vast amounts of data into actionable information.
RARECast is a weekly series by Daniel S. Levine. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013, which produces The Bio Report and RARECast podcasts. Read his full bio here.