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Big health data will turn over responsibility from doctor to patient

Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, used to point out that from the dawn of civilization to 2003 there were a total of one billion gigabytes of data. That seems an eon ago. Now the same amount of data is created almost every day with more to come. And much of this data will be generated from human biological and psychological sources. With genome sequencing, especially low-cost and high-throughput, we can trace and associate genes with all thinkable diseases and syndromes. Behaviors can be linked to mutations and symptoms tied to epigenetic marks.