Researchers across Microsoft apply computer science expertise to enable data-driven healthcare, enhance wellness and accelerate progress in life sciences. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and exponential leaps in data availability and cloud computing fuel research initiatives to understand biology at molecular and cellular levels, guide the development of medical treatments and analyze data streams to detect health threats, predict disease outbreaks and counsel patients.
Medical, health, and genomics research at Microsoft is multidisciplinary and flows along a continuum that blurs distinctions between lab and field discoveries, clinical practice and patient self-care. Protocols and innovations to ensure the security and privacy of patient data set the standard for trustworthy computing initiatives throughout Microsoft. Researchers collaborate across divisions and product groups within the company and forge partnerships with academia, industry, organizations, foundations, hospitals and government agencies to achieve profound and lasting impacts on human health.