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Amazon Vs. Google: Internet Giants Fight to Store Our DNA in Cloud


Amazon and Google are racing each other to acquire and store data on human DNA, with both companies competing for market share in an industry estimated to be worth around $1 billion by 2018.

That has led academic institutions and healthcare companies to choose one cloud computing service or the other: Google Genomics or Amazon Web Services.


The growth of the industry is due, in part, to the increasing demand for personalized medicine, which patients are treated based on their DNA profile.

In order to understand how certain genetic profiles respond to different treatment, a large amount of data is required. Drug manufactures and universities, alike, have already begun projects to sequence the genomes of thousands of people.

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