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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

GOOGLE takes on Digital Health from Multiple Angles

Tech giant Google continues to build out an extensive healthcare ecosystem. The company announced two new healthcare services: 
Machine learning and Genomic Sequencing:The Google Brain team and Verily Life Sciences, Alphabet's health subsidiary, have teamed up to introduce an open source version of DeepVariant, the machine learning tool that can strengthen the accuracy of genomic sequencing.

Google Search for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): Google has partnered with two US groups, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the National Center for PTSD, to introduce a new search feature that could help people identify if they suffer from the disorder. 

Google's recent efforts in healthcare go beyond machine learning and search. In the last few months, the company announced a slew of partnerships with health IT businesses, launched a start-up focused on urban health, and acquired a mobile vitals tracking start-up. 

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