John Wilbanks: Let’s pool our medical data

2012-10-16T20:25:19Z (GMT) by Graham Steel
<p>"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".</p>