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Future of medicine: information aggregation and visualization

posted Mar 18, 2012, 6:22 AM by Stephen Aylward   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 6:24 AM ]
Here's a story about a guy who measured the genes, metabolites, and proteins in his blood approximately every 3 weeks for 14 months and watched the onset and progression of colds and even Type II diabetes.  Combine this technology with the trend of recording and reporting other health statistics (e.g., people who track their running stats online and scales that broadcast a person's weight to their twitter account), and we see the future of medicine: information overload.   The emerging challenge is aggregating and presenting this wealth of heterogenous data to help physicians identify and manage acute and chronic diseases in our lives: