“Genetic technology has reached the point where the cost of conducting comprehensive genetic testing for hundreds of diseases at a single time is now affordable, and the knowledge of how to use this information is increasing at an exponential rate.” ~Intervew with the Editor, The DPC Journal & Concierge Medicine Today
Stanford Medicine is teaming up with Google Genomics for its new Clinical Genomics Service, which aims to make genetic testing a normal part of healthcare and as simple for doctors as ordering blood work. The partnership will allow developers to build cloud-based applications for exploring massive sets of healthcare data in an effort to make precision medicine more of a reality, according to a Stanford announcement.
It will use the Google cloud platform to store, process and share genomic datasets. Sequencing will take a fraction of the time it takes now and empower physicians to make better, more personalized medical decisions, according to a Google blog post. Stanford clinicians will be able to order genome sequencing, when warranted, that will be compared with aggregated and anonymous data from other Stanford patients on the Google platform.