Project to collect 100,000 people's medical data

Tracking microbiomes, blood tests and more over decades could provide individual health recommendations

By Tina Hesman Saey, 14:22 PM February 15, 2014

CHICAGO — Personalized medicine is headed for the cloud: A new project will collect 68 different types of medical data for 100,000 people, creating an individualized digital simulation of each person.

In March, the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle will begin collecting data on 100 people – mostly the friends of Leroy Hood, the institute’s director. In the next several years the project is slated to expand to 100,000 healthy people. Hood and other researchers will collect data from the ...

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