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Two reports raise concerns about privacy and proper consent during a controversial data-sharing agreement, but find that only the National Health Service broke the law.

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Mapping Zika with Google

By | March 4, 2016

The tech giant contributes funding and technical support to monitor and respond to the spread of Zika infection across Latin America.

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NIMH Head Leaves

By | September 16, 2015

Thomas Insel, the director for the National Institute of Mental Health, will work for Google Life Sciences on the prevention and detection of mental diseases.

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Alphabet Announces Life Sciences

By | August 24, 2015

Google’s parent company is launching a research-and-development project as a standalone firm.

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Google Offers Genome Storage, Analysis

By | November 11, 2014

The Internet search giant joins a number of other companies offering cloud computing and genome storage.

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Google, Novartis to Develop Smart Contacts

By | July 17, 2014

The technologically advanced eyewear monitors blood sugar concentrations in diabetic patients.

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Google Scholar Going Strong

By | January 7, 2014

Despite persistent rumors of its demise, the academic publishing arm of the search engine juggernaut shows no signs of slowing.

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Mapping Coral Reefs

By | September 27, 2012

Google Maps is adding panoramic images of coral reefs to its Street View option, allowing web surfers to better navigate the oceans.

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Googling Hydrogen Bonds

By | February 21, 2012

Chemists apply Google software to the study of molecules.

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Google Launches Citation Stats

By | August 3, 2011

Another free academic citation tracking service adds more competition to the field.

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