Convergence in Computer Science and Biology to Fuel Healthcare Revolution

Researchers attending the recent Microsoft Research-University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI) believe it’s time to take a more active role in developing the computer systems and tools needed to further transform the healthcare industry.

“It appears that systems medicine will transform medicine over the next 5 to 20 years from its currently reactive state to a mode that is proactive—medicine that is predictive, personalized, preventive, and participatory (P4),” says Leroy Hood, president of the Institute for Systems Biology. “P4 medicine will have striking implications for healthcare costs as well as leading to a transformation of the healthcare industry.”

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