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The Fight Against Disease: Give Us Your DNA

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • May 23, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 14:14

Guest: Eric Schadt, PhD, Professor and Chair of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, CEO of Sema4  Cancer’s defeat might just come at the mechanical hand of computers and data. If enough genetic data can be collected, scientists could find patterns that could lead to personalized treatments for all types of cancers. The problem is just how much data will be required to get there, and whether doctors, hospitals, and patients will be willing to share it.