John Wilbanks

Let's pool our medical data

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Filmed Jan 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012
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When you're getting medical treatment, or taking part in medical testing, privacy is important; strict laws limit what researchers can see and know about you. But what if your medical data could be used — anonymously — by anyone seeking to test a hypothesis? John Wilbanks wonders if the desire to protect our privacy is slowing research, and if opening up medical data could lead to a wave of health care innovation.

John Wilbanks
/ Data Commons Advocate

Imagine the discoveries that could result from a giant pool of freely available health and genomic data. John Wilbanks is working to build it.  Full bio.

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