Eric Schmidt recently opined on the way big data will impact businesses in 2014, and he made special mention of genomics:
The biggest disruption that we don’t really know what’s going to happen is probably in the genetics area. The ability to have personal genetics records and the ability to start gathering all of the gene sequencing into places will yield discoveries in cancer treatment and diagnostics over the next year that that are unfathomably important.
I don’t quite know how to parse the sentence — which places? — but I like the sentiment. Our work is cut out for us this year; those data are not going to protect themselves!
Happy New Year!