May the Best Model Win | The Scientist Magazine®

See on Scoop.itData Nerd’s Corner

Computational challenges are tapping the collective wisdom of the scientific community to solve medicine’s biggest problems.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

A tsunami of omics data have shown us that many diseases we thought were quite simple are increasingly complex with multiple sub-types,” said Stephen Friend, who founded and heads up Sage, a non-profit research organization based in Seattle that has developed technology platforms to facilitate data sharing and collative research. “Meshing these data with clinical outcomes to develop predictors of who is likely to respond to therapy or who is likely to have aggressive disease is an audaciously large problem that necessitates working off of each other’s insights. This just simply cannot be done by one lone scientist

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