BigDataFr recommends: The role of big data in medicine
The role of big data in medicine is one where we can build better health profiles and better predictive models around individual patients so that we can better diagnose and treat disease.
One of the main limitations with medicine today and in the pharmaceutical industry is our understanding of the biology of disease. Big data comes into play around aggregating more and more information around multiple scales for what constitutes a disease—from the DNA, proteins, and metabolites to cells, tissues, organs, organisms, and ecosystems. Those are the scales of the biology that we need to be modeling by integrating big data.[…]
By Dr. Eric Schadt1 and Sastry Chilukuri 2
1 Eric Schadt is the founding director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology at New York’s Mount Sinai Health System.
2 Sastry Chilukuri is a principal in McKinsey’s New Jersey office.