From Genomics to Life Sciences
Cloud Life Sciences (formerly Google Genomics) enables the life sciences community to process biomedical data at scale. Cost effective and supported by a growing partner ecosystem, Cloud Life Sciences lets you focus on analyzing data and reproducing results while Google Cloud takes care of the rest.
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For life sciences and academic research institutions
Bioinformaticians, build what you want, not just what you need, using open standards. Researchers, speed up your research, ask new questions, and share data in a secure online environment. IT professionals, rest easy knowing you have the resources you need to meet computational demand, secure data, and ensure system reliability.
Support for top workflow engines
Many of the popular workflow engines run on GCP so you can continue to use the tools you already know, including Cromwell, Nextflow, and Galaxy.
Growing ecosystem of partners
GCP is at the heart of several life science platforms so you can focus on your work and leave the rest to the experts, including platform, service, and support partners.
Data sharing that makes sense
Your data is valuable to the life sciences community. With GCP, you can better manage access and usage of your data by hosting it in a storage bucket where operations, network, and retrieval costs are easily billed to your clients.
Information security and compliance
GCP infrastructure provides reliable information security designed to meet or exceed the requirements of HIPAA and protected health information. Covered by our HIPAA Business Associates Agreement and available via FedRAMP ATO for the National Cancer Institute Cancer Cloud Pilots.
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Flexible machine sizes
Take advantage of Compute Engine, our infrastructure as a service (IaaS), to run large-scale workloads on virtual machines and pay only for what you use.
Built for batch processing
Preemptible VMs for affordable batch processing on fault-tolerant workloads to save you time and money.
Fully integrated with Google Cloud
Open and interoperable
Use the tools and workflows you already know and enjoy support for open industry standards like Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.
Ready for AI/ML
Bring your data closer to public datasets and advanced analytics that come along with Google Cloud.
Google Cloud offers a variety of partnerships with Cloud Life Sciences expertise so our customers can focus on their work and not their infrastructure.
Is Cloud Life Sciences the same as Google Genomics?
We have renamed Google Genomics to Cloud Life Sciences. For current service description please see the Google Cloud Platform Services Summary.
Why did Cloud Life Sciences replace Google Genomics?
Cloud Life Sciences reflects the breadth of the product’s usage, its home within the Google Cloud product portfolio, and the dedication of the Cloud Life Sciences team to broadly support the life sciences industry.
Cloud Life Sciences does not charge for API use. Other cloud resources consumed while using Cloud Life Sciences are billed at the standard rates.
Take the next step
This product is in beta. For more information on our product launch stages, see here.