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Medical research is undergoing radical transformation, but until now we've just scratched the surface of how massive online data can be harnessed to improve health care. Yom-Tov -- who has been a leader in this field -- makes a solid case for why we must and how we can achieve this important objective. -- Eric Topol, MD, Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute; author of The Patient Will See You Now and The Creative Destruction of Medicine Watch out NSA. This book tells us the 'good news' about large-scale data collected over the Internet -- it can be used to identify side effects of drugs and, more generally, augment medical research. In clear and simple prose, Elad Yom-Tov makes a compelling case for the magic of crowdsourcing health. -- Oren Etzioni, CEO, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Despite the constant headlines of breakthroughs in medical research, they are, in truth, few and far between. We desperately need to accelerate discovery, and for that we need scale beyond the confines of individual laboratories. The ideas in Elad Yom-Tov's book have the potential to disrupt conventional thinking and make a huge difference to human health. -- Norman Swan, MD, medical broadcaster and journalist

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Elad Yom-Tov is Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Visiting Scientist at Technion-Israel Institute for Technology. He previously held positions at Yahoo Research and IBM Research.

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