Big Data in the UK Biobank: Opportunities and Challenges
Nov 06, 2014
The largest collection of biometric and health data in the world, The UK Biobank is vital to the future of research: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/big-data-in-the-uk-biobank-opportunities-and-challenges
The UK Biobank allows scientists to access a vault of data on health outcomes, genotyping and biomarkers from 500,000 people, enabling a better understanding of a wide range of chronic, painful and life-threatening diseases that typically strike from middle age. Professor Rory Collins is the Principal Investigator and in this lecture he will examine the specific opportunities, ethical implications and challenges related to the handling and use of big health data.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/big-data-in-the-uk-biobank-opportunities-and-challenges
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