Google and the community are hosting selected data like the 1000 Genomes Project as a public resource and so you can try out the Cloud Genomics API, tools, and examples.
See a full list of published data on ReadTheDocs.
Accessing public data hosted by Google
For each set of Google Genomics public data, you can access data programmatically, interactively, or as files.
Programmatic access is available via the Cloud Genomics API which implements the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health APIs as demonstrated with numerous open source examples in GitHub, including a sample genome browser.
Go to the genomics-public-data project in BigQuery.
File access is available from Cloud Storage. Files are available in BAM, VCF and FASTA formats. Just copy the files you need to local disk on a Compute Engine VM for access from your favorite bioinformatics tools. Use gsutil to access data in the Cloud Storage bucket located at
For public data hosted by the community on Google, it's up to each data provider as to what modes of access they support.