Future of big data depends on collaboration

Illustration by Kim Carney / Fred Hutch News Service Someday a patient’s treatment will be exactly tailored to his personal medical situation, based on the type of tumor genetic history and more. Researchers and physicians such as Dr. Eric Holland of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center can imagine what a difference that could make to patients like those he treats for brain tumors. But the path that leads to precision medicine starts with big data, Holland and other experts know. Current technology allows researchers to generate reams and reams of data, whether delving into the genetics of tumors or the metabolites the tumors produce. They hope that these wellsprings of information contain the keys to tailoring medicine to every individual’s disease. Vice President Joe Biden, who stopped by Fred Hutch…


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