January 30, 2017 Health and Biotech analytics news roundup

The latest in biotech and health analytics, and related topics:

Deep learning algorithm does as well as dermatologists in identifying skin cancer: The Stanford researchers began with Google’s image recognition algorithm, which they further trained with images of potentially cancerous skin lesions from the Internet.

Study: EHRs Lead to More Imaging Tests, not Less: Electronic records are intended to reduce redundancy, and therefore cost. These new results call that into question, and call for a reevaluation of the role of EHRs.

The DNA Test as Horoscope: Sarah Zhang discusses ‘lifestyle’ DNA sequencing, like a company that makes wine recommendations.

The genomics intelligence revolution: Mahni Ghorashi and Gaurav Garg discuss the history of whole genome sequencing, the role of data science in the field, and its future roles in healthcare and beyond.

Source: January 30, 2017 Health and Biotech analytics news roundup by pstein

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