Hospitals may soon give personalised treatments and preventive measures based on our genes. Italian DNA lab Dante Labs is already researching this. They even used their sequencing tech to develop an antibody test for Covid-19.
But this wouldn’t have been possible without good tech. An individual’s genome takes up about 100 GB of data, which means that a lot of computing power is needed to sequence it. Dante Labs identified AWS as a solution for handling the huge amount of genetic information, while keeping the data secure.
How else is the cloud supporting next-generation medical forays? From basic storage to clinical information systems, we explore what’s on the frontlines of healthtech.