Without any public scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on data about things like race, marital status, how much TV you watch, whether you pay your bills on time or even buy plus-size clothing

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Our Gail Javitt, with Robert E. Wanerman, writes, “A national coverage decision (NCD) published on March 16, 2018 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) focuses attention on foundational challenges to integrating genomics into clinical medicine”

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Drugmakers are racing to scoop up patient health records and strike deals with technology companies as big data analytics start to unlock a trove of information about how medicines perform in the real world

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100,000 Happy Moments

February 6, 2018

What makes people happy? A huge database is making it possible to discern the answer at last

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Good scientists are not only able to uncover patterns in the things they study, but to use this information to predict the future

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From policing and healthcare to defence and dating sites AI is being woven into the fabric of our lives – for better and for worse

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Have you ever wondered why your computer often shows you ads that seem tailor-made for your interests? The answer is big data. By combing through extremely large datasets, analysts can reveal patterns in your behavior

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Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work

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