IBM, University of Missouri push Kansas City-region genomics research

IBM and the University of Missouri plan to cast a “cloud” over Kansas, Missouri and the Midwest in an effort to bolster the Kansas City region’s life sciences industry.

The two entities announced a partnership Friday to advance the sharing and collaboration of DNA sequencing and analysis among the region’s universities and institutions. They’re referring to the project as the “IBM-MU genomics cloud.”

Kansas City Business Journal