Broad Institute and Google Genomics

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Google Genomics are exploring the need for computing infrastructure to store and process enormous datasets, and tools to analyze such data and unravel long-standing mysteries about human health.

Learn more about how the Broad Institute and Google are working together to make it easier for researchers to ask big questions and find answers amid complexity by reading the Broad Institute press release and the Google Cloud Platform blog.


As a first step, Broad and Google plan to offer cloud-based access to the Broad Institute’s Genome Analysis Toolkit, or GATK. The goal is to enable any genomic researcher to upload, store and analyze data in a cloud-based environment that combines the Broad Institute’s best-in-class genomic analysis tools with the scale and computing power of Google Genomics and Google Cloud Platform.

To keep track of our progress as we develop GATK on Google Cloud Platform beginning with our limited alpha release, check out the Broad Institute GATK Forum.