The big medical data miss: challenges in establishing an open medical resource

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I call for an international open medical resource to provide a database for every individual's genomic, metabolomic, microbiomic, epigenomic and clinical information. This resource is needed in order to facilitate genetic diagnoses and transform medical care.

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Correspondence to Eric J. Topol.

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The author is Advisor to Illumina, Genapsys, Google and Edico Genome, and Co-Founder of Cypher Genomics.

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Topol, E. The big medical data miss: challenges in establishing an open medical resource. Nat Rev Genet 16, 253–254 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg3943

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