ABC's "Good Morning America" featured the Autism Speaks project “MSSNG" this morning. The project will create the world’s largest database of sequenced genomic information on people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members. Autism Speaks is collaborating with Google to store sequenced data from MSSNG on the Google Cloud Platform, providing an open resource for scientists worldwide to access and share autism research.
The segment contained quotes from Autism Speaks President Liz Feld, Chief Science Officer Rob Ring and Board Member and fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger.
Watch the full GMA segment below:
GMA also posted an item on MSSNG on the ABCNews.com website.
The project was featured on the Washington Post website.
WIRED also covered the groundbreaking project on their website.
Autism Speaks co-Founders Bob and Suzanne Wright appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss the research project.
Chief Science Officer Rob Ring also appeared in a HuffPost Live segment, "Nerd Forum" to discuss MSSNG.
Tech bloggers at Gizmodo wrote about the project as well.
FastCompany.com featured the project in a story titled, "Autism Scientists Try a New Research Method: Googling."
Tech site, Engadget covered the story in a piece titled, "Google's putting autism genome research in the cloud"
TechTimes.com reported on the research project as well.
Perfect Science wrote about Google's involvement in the project.
News Radio 1450 WILM discussed the project on air. Listen to their story here.
For more information, go to: autismspeaks.org/mssng