Big Data Discussed at Pritzker Dinner
University of Chicago’s efforts in Big Data were recently featured in an article in the Sunday, 4/14/13 edition of the Chicago Tribune. Robert Grossman and the efforts of the CRI and LAC teams were under discussion:
"The first innovation behind the medical data hub was the sequencing of the human genome. Scientists can translate a person’s genetic code into a unique, multibillion-long combination of the letters A, T, C and G. More recently, scientists have built computers and algorithms that enable these sequences to be analyzed in bulk.
So we’ll sequence thousands of tumors, understand the genomic variations and use that to guide how we diagnose and treat cancer,” said Robert Grossman, a professor at the University of Chicago who specializes in big data. “This is one of the techniques that will be at the center of personalized medicine.”
Read the full article here.