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Imagine a medical researcher trying to understand the myriad factors – socio-economic, previous conditions, progression of lab results over time – that indicate, contribute to or cure disease. Previously, amassing the necessary amount of data would have been near impossible. Now, big bio-data dwells among us, but there are still obstacles standing between researchers and the massive amounts of information needed to reach the health care breakthroughs on the horizon. In this World Economic Forum report, bioethics experts Peter Mills and Jennifer Miller discuss medical data.
About the Authors
Peter Mills is the assistant director of Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Jennifer Miller is the founder and president of Bioethics International.