The Importance of Data

“What we’re faced with is being presented with an enormous amount of data, without having any information about it,” said White. “As sequencing gets cheaper and cheaper, what’s going to be important about the data is the metadata behind it. Even if we could sequence a tumor at the price of making a batch of popcorn, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know anything about that tumor. Is it still available? Is the subject or volunteer still available? Are there publications associated with that data?”

See the full article at: Owen White Receives 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award at Bio-IT World Conference: http://www.bio-itworld.com/2015/4/22/owen-white-receives-2015-benjamin-franklin-award-bio-it-world-conference.html