Medicine's Big Data Revolution

A year and a half ago, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made headlines when he stated at a conference that in the next decade "data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together."

A year and a half ago, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made headlines when he stated at a conference that in the next decade “data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together.”

Many in the tech community took his remarks—which were tweeted around the world and dissected in countless blog posts—as a challenge. But some others expressed exasperation at the attitude that technology could fix all.

In an interview, Kholsa said he stands by his words—indeed, he has been repeating them—but allows that they need further explanation. “I do believe what I said,” he explained, “but that does not mean that biological sciences won’t be important.”

Read more at The Washington Post: http://wapo.st/1Qv9i0a