Computers in Biomedical Research

Dr. Eric Schadt, chair of Mount Sinai Medical School's Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences and director of Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology, presented a talk at TEDMED about how computers are continuing to revolutionize biomedical research. Though computers don't think on their own and have to be carefully programmed, they are able to immensely help us get from data to information to knowledge faster and in many new ways.

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