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Big Data Coming In Faster Than Biomedical Researchers Can Process It

Biomedical research is going big-time: Megaprojects that collect vast stores of data are proliferating rapidly. But scientists’ ability to make sense of all that information isn’t keeping up.

This conundrum took center stage at a meeting of patient advocates, called Partnering For Cures, in New York City on Nov. 15. On the one hand, there’s an embarrassment of riches, as billions of dollars are spent on these megaprojects.

Source: npr.org
Author: Richard Harris

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