The VC arm of Google’s parent company is betting its billions on life-enhancing healthcare startups

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GMI features in a BusinessInsider interview with GV Partner and GMI Board Member, Tom Hulme.

“Another life science company in the GV stable is Dublin-based Genomics Medicine Ireland, which has raised $40 million from GV and others to carry out genomic research across Ireland while examining the broader relationship between genetics, health, and disease.”

GV partner Tom Hulme

Irish company partners in plan to map the genomes of 45,000 Irish people

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GMI’s research was recently featured in the Irish Times. The article highlighted the privacy protection measures GMI has put in place for study participants.

“The desire among those with a chronic complex disease and their families to find a cure is incredibly strong. This is the biggest impetus for people to participate in a research study — that by doing so they can help in some small way to help find better diagnosis, treatment and even cures”.
-Dan Crowley, CEO

 

Maurice Treacy to Speak on Precision Planet Panel

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GMI Co-Founder, Maurice Treacy, will be speaking this Thursday on the Precision Planet Panel at 11.30am PDT for the Precision Medicine Leadership Summit in San Diego, California. The geographically and experientially diverse group of leaders will explore the various challenges that governments, industry, and the nonprofit sector face when implementing the evolving technologies of precision medicine.

GMI’s Raony Guimaraes Develops Mendelian Disease Diagnosis Tool

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raony-guimaraesGMI Bioinformatician, Raony Guimaraes, was featured on GenomeWeb for his work alongside a team of colleagues from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil who developed an open-source software tool to enable researchers and clinicians to home in on disease-causing variants for Mendelian disorders in genomic data.

Their tool, called MendelMD, analyses and annotates exome or genome data, compares it against a number of databases, and filters it to identify a list of candidate disease-causing mutations.