In May, Google Genomics launched a preview of its application programming interface (API) that allows DNA sequence storage on Google's cloud infrastructure. Earlier in February, the Mountain View, California–based search giant began its foray into healthcare with the launch of Google Genomics, a web-based and user-friendly application for the easy importing, online storing, searching, analysis and sharing of genomic data. In the same month, Google also joined the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, a partnership of more than 175 international organizations seeking to advance human health through the design and implementation of common protocols to ensure responsible, secure and effective sharing of genomic data. Google Genomics provides software to store, process, explore and share massive genomic datasets using Google's infrastructure. “We're aiming to provide capabilities that are complementary to the efforts of organizations like NCBI [National Center for Biotechnology Information] and EBI [European Bioinformatics Institute],” says Jonathan Bingham, product manager at Google Genomics. In fact, NCBI, EBI and Google have all implemented the draft API of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, allowing the same software to access data stored at any of the three locations. Google is also collaborating with Harvard Medical School genetics professor George Church on the Personal Genome Project, a nonprofit effort launched in 2008 to make the genome sequences and medical histories of 1,000,000 people public and searchable. Google's data-mining tools may open up “relevant huge new markets in wellness and precision medicine,” says Church, through “encouraging truly shareable data from properly consented people/patients.”