Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Zettabyte too far?

Imagine going online to find human tissue for your research project. 
You can, and you'll find more than 300 billion points of data for sale, according to Dr. Atul Butte of Stanford. 

Orwellian? A zettabyte too far? You be the judge as you listen to this podcast.

Clinical and translational researchers are now creating data by the zettabyte. In fact, there's so much data that it's becoming more difficult to ask the right questions.

That's according to Atul Butte, MD, PhD, of Stanford University. Dr. Butte also serves on the external advisory board for Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.



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