For Preventing Disease, Data Are the New Drugs

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One of the world’s most advanced data mining projects applies this same kind of analysis to cancer. Ilya Shmulevich, a lead genomicist who directs a Genome Data Analysis Center at the National Institutes of Health’s The Cancer Genome Atlas, says the project was born out of a shared frustration among cancer researchers at being forced, by a dearth of data, to study cancer one defective gene at a time, even while suspecting that the disease is actually the result of many genomic malfunctions, all happening at once.

 

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