Computational biology--the application of coding, mathematical models, and large-scale data processing to biology--hasn't turned into a huge buzz term the way that “big data” and the “Internet of things” have. But it will, very soon. The unheralded effort by hospitals, universities, pharmaceutical companies, governments, NGOs, and tech firms to marry biology to heavy-duty server power will change the way medicine works. In one of the most intriguing use cases to come out lately, two famous institutions are using big data to tackle a particularly difficult variety of brain cancer.
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