Inadequate information cripples medicine, but big data could change everything.
Could big data help scientists find cures for previously incurable diseases? Mathematician and molecular and computational biology specialist Eric Schadt believes so. Journalist and Esquire editor Mark Warren explores how advances in gene sequencing, data mining and machine learning could allow scientists to scour exabytes of data to glean disease patterns and predictors. getAbstract recommends this summary to medical researchers, data scientists and those interested in the future of medicine.
In this summary, you will learn
- How machine learning and massive amounts of data could change medicine forever,
- Which obstacles have prevented data-driven medical advancements and
- Which “biobank” start-ups to watch.
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