How UChicago's GDC is Helping Cure Cancer Using Big Data | Chicago Inno
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"The Genomic Data Commons, housed at UChicago, is one of the largest open access repositories for cancer data in the world. Publicly launched last year, it contains 4.1 petabytes of data from National Cancer Institute-supported research programs (for scale, one petabyte equals one million gigabytes).
For the first time ever, cancer data from over 14,000 patient cases, and some of the most comprehensive data sets in the world, has beens standardized and housed under one digital roof, available for anyone to access at any time. The idea is that researchers can access and analyze data sets faster than ever before, as well as contribute to the ever-growing database of information. Former vice president Joe Biden is a fan."