Quick Takeaways from the Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange 2018
Look out for some serious improvements and discoveries in medical treatment, diagnosis, and prevention thanks to data from the UK Biobank. The biobank has half-a-million gene sequences from voluntary participants, and it has already sequenced over 50K DNA samples.
This is an international health resource that will be released to the public domain via an application process. The Biobank hopes to answer questions like:
Can we identify an individual who has mutations in genes and how is he/she affected by it? Can we find something novel about a particular disease? What have we misdiagnosed individuals with who have a genetic disorder that manifest itself in a general way?