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Stanford’s Atul Butte discusses outsourcing research online at TEDMED

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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