John Wilbanks gives a TED talk on how to gather and use medical data. Wilbanks proposal is to create a commons for medical data. This has been discussed quite widely and there have been various implementations on a smaller scale. Wilbanks references the use of apps which gather medical data as an example. He has started up a trial in which you upload your medical data and can also analyse the data. This is a great idea being put into practice. Will it transform medical research? We’ll have to wait for the answer.
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