Ending the Medical Odyssey

The rare disease ribbon, courtesy of the advocacy group Global Genes. Sally, over her short 6 years of life, has been hospitalized 15 times. She suffers from a strange constellation of medical problems: developmental delays, low muscle tone, a heart murmur, among others. Worried parents have taken Sally from doctor to doctor, trying to pinpoint…

The Big Data “Problem”

DNA sequencing produces a mass amount of data. As the technology has improved, magnitudes more data gets produced per sequence. Translating this progress into a clinical setting requires storage, sharing, and analyses of immense information sets. But is big data the largest hurdle facing mainstream application of genomics? There is a lot of talk in the…