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Google Tackles Parkinson’s Disease

Sergey Brin, Google’s 36-yr-old president of Technology, carries a genetic mutation that puts him at increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, but he’s not sitting back to see what happens – he wants to reduce his risk of ever getting the disease and he hopes to harness the power of computing to do it. According to Wired: “Brin is proposing to bypass centuries of scientific epistemology in favor of a more Googley kind of science. He wants to collect data first, then hypothesize, and then find the patterns that lead to answers. And he has the money and the algorithms to do it.” Read the full article in Wired.


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