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An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

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Careful custody of blood tests and tissue samples is essential to the success of precision medicine. David Silverman/Getty Images hide caption

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Precision Medical Treatments Have A Quality Control Problem

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A new urban district and an annual big-data expo have arisen in recent years as the centerpiece of the high-tech industry in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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A Remote Chinese Province Uses Its Climate To Grow A Big-Data Industry

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Taken in aggregate, the billions of online searches we make every day say a lot about our most private thoughts and biases. Lee Woodgate/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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What Our Google Searches Reveal About Who We Really Are

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This computer-enhanced barium contrast X-ray shows colon cancer in red. Researchers have been trying to figure out what looks to be a decade-long rise in colon cancer among people younger than 50. Scott Camazine/Science Source hide caption

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Big Data Coming In Faster Than Biomedical Researchers Can Process It

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump caused a stir recently by saying that data and campaign technology was "overrated" in the political world. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Trump's Disinterest In Data Has Some Republicans Worried

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