Google Goes After Autism

102151304-142090923.530x298 (1)For years, researchers have said that whole genome sequencing could help cure everything from Alzheimer’s to breast cancer. Now, Autism Speaks and Google are taking the idea for a spin, collecting, sequencing and storing the entire genomes of 10,000 autistic patients and their families. In this piece for CNBC.com (and one very early-morning appearance on Squawbox), I look at the $500 million effort and the scientist driving it, Dr. Stephen Scherer.

 

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