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Stanford's Atul Butte discusses outsourcing research online at TEDMED

Last month, Atul Butte, MD, PhD, chief of systems medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford, delivered a TEDMED talk about ongoing work in his lab to develop methods for mining the massive amounts of publicly available biomedical research data.

In the above video and accompanying Q&A, Butte briefly explains how researchers can use such an approach to make new discoveries without running a wet-lab and discusses the possibility of outsourcing research online.

Previously: Health-care experts discuss opportunities and challenges of mining ‘big data’ in health care and Cheap data! Stanford scientists’ “opposites attract” algorithm plunders public databases, scores surprising drug-disease hook-ups

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