CNBC.com previewed a story on the collaboration between Autism Speaks and Google for the AUT10K program, now known as MSSNG. The ambitious program aims to sequence the whole genomes of more than 10,000 individuals with autism and their families. That large amount of data will then be uploaded to the Google Cloud and made available to researchers around the world.
“Part of Google’s business is to make our cloud platform useful and available to anyone who has hard, scalable information and data problems to solve,” David Glazer, a Google engineering director told CNBC. “This is a tremendous opportunity to really put our platform to use,”
“I think that this will open up a whole world of autism research,” Autism Speaks co-Founder Bob Wright told CNBC. “Hopefully, we’re going to save 25 years of research in a matter of 18 to 24 months.”
Mr. Wright appeared on CNBC’s Power Lunch to talk about the MSSNG program as well as the network’s 25th anniversary (see video above).
On Thursday evening, Autism Speaks Co-Founders Suzanne and Bob Wright attended CNBC’s 25th anniversary party. Watch a red carpet interview with the Wrights below.