The Fight Against Disease: Give Us Your DNA
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 559 , Segment 3
Episode: Robots Taking Jobs, Musical Medication, Virtual Reality
- May 23, 2017 11:00 pm
- 14:14 mins
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.