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The partnership between the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Google cloud will help in resolving issues in biomedical research, especially in storing and analyzing genomic data.
For early diagnosis of genetic disorders and large genome sequencing, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney has partnered with Google Cloud to process a data set of about 14,000 genomes.
As a result, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney is claiming to have processed the largest genome data set in Australia to date. The genomics data of the largest genome data has been stored on Google Cloud and leveraging the Terra workflow and data management system by the Broad Institute.
And therefore, to provide better treatment and diagnosis of genomics disease, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Google Cloud has teamed up.
VP for Google Cloud Australia and New Zealand, Alister Dias, said that “the scalable and secure infrastructure of Google Cloud has enabled Garvan Institute of Medical Research to analyze massive amounts of biomedical information at unprecedented speed”.
Garvan’s Institute director of Data Science, Sarah Kummerfeld, stated that the developments in the national genomics landscape have led to the assembly of large-scale biobanks with hundreds of thousands of genomics-ready DNA samples and associated deep clinical data.
The government of Australia has decided to invest A$28.1 million ($19.9 million) to support the growing economic sectors. This investment by the government will help in establishing a forthcoming agency, Genomics Australia. This agency will focus on accessing as well as delivering genomics-led medicine for all Australians.
The agency will be established under the guidance of Kathryn North, who is the director of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.
MacArthur, CPG Director Daniel stated that to provide better treatment and diagnosis of genomics disease, they will have to analyze human DNA on a massive scale.