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HowStuffWorks talks to the scientist behind the oft-repeated (and misleading) statistic that humans and bananas share 50 percent of the same DNA.
Author's Note: 10 Ways We're Using Data to Fight Disease
Reading about the ways in which data can be crowdsourced for the good really made me want to participate in something like FluNearYou. It would feel great to be one of the pieces of data that helps shape the picture of the health landscape, thereby affecting the way doctors choose treatment plans. Everyone can do their own little part!
More Great Links
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- Feber, Kit. "How is Data Science Fighting Disease?" LinkedIn. Feb. 19, 2016. (Oct. 6, 2016) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-data-science-fighting-disease-kit-feber
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- Gaglioti, Anne. Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine. Personal Interview. Sept. 26, 2016.
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- National Institutes of Health. "Health and financial analysis reinforces NIH's decision to fund Women's Health Initiative." May 5, 2014. (Oct 7, 2016) https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/press-releases/2014/health-and-financial-analysis-reinforces-nihs-decision-to-fund-womens-health-initiative
- Parkinson's Disease Foundation. "Statistics on Parkinson's." 2016. (Nov. 1, 2016) http://www.pdf.org/en/parkinson_statistics
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