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Genevera Allen, Rice University & Baylor College of Medicine

July 21, 2014

One of the biggest hurdles to understanding the role of genetics in human health is making sense of the massive amounts of data that make up our DNA. Genevera uses statistics to extract meaning from big data sets, helping medical scientists uncover the relationships between genes and serious conditions like autism and cancer.

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