Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
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User Rank: Author
7/28/2014 | 5:26:40 PM
Re: A great use for Big Data
Like Henrietta Lack's family? If so, hopefully it doesn't take multiple generations.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
7/28/2014 | 4:52:20 PM
Re: A great use for Big Data
Google insists it will handle the data properly. But I wonder about the fine print. If someone's genetic information leads to a blockbuster treatment, will that person benefit financially? No. Should that person? That probably depends on whether anyone else is benefiting.
User Rank: Strategist
7/28/2014 | 12:56:30 PM
Understanding disease
We have so much to learn about so many diseases. I hope this project goes well. It's a scary concept but all the data really could help us effectively treat troublesome disease (maybe even develop cures).
User Rank: Ninja
7/27/2014 | 12:26:56 AM
"Don't be evil"
Although I am not fully convinced of Google's code of conduct: "Don't be evil". I still believe something beneficial and breakthrough can come out of this project. Such large scale mega projects are necessary for advancement of medical technology. It's a secondary question whether Google alone or who else would commercially benefit of this technology.
User Rank: Ninja
7/26/2014 | 11:11:56 PM
A great use for Big Data
No doubt, there will be a way to tie in the fluid sampling with data retrieved from wearable devices. I'm on record as being no fan of turning hordes of amateur diagnosticians loose on our nation's weary physicians, but this sounds like it might provide a treasure trove of invaluable information for people who actually know what to do with it. And, if it sells some wearable devices for Google and makes them some money, so much the better.
User Rank: Apprentice
7/26/2014 | 9:47:32 AM
Google moonshot human
Google please hire me...I can be one of your many biologists.

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