Dark Data in Action

More proof that dark data can be unexpectedly illuminating: researchers at Stanford re-analyzed 49 experiments and found statistical evidence of an association between two genes and obesity. This story is a little vague on details - which genes? what’s the strength of the association? But it’s fascinating to me that the studies used a variety of animals, from humans to rats to worms.

Published by: tgoetz on November 1st, 2007 | Filed under databases, Genetics, obesity

One Response to “Dark Data in Action”

  1. Deepak Says:

    Back in my first startup, we had a motto; never throw anything away. You just might need it later

    Other than that this study seems to have been just an example of meta-analysis.

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