MIDAS co-director Brian Athey, professor and chair of computational medicine and bioinformatics, said taken together, the projects show U-M researchers' ability to advance translational science—from pure research (T1) to wide application (T4)—using Big Data.

"These projects have the potential to improve the lives of millions of people and to enhance our understanding of the basic elements of cell biology," he said. "Plus, the data science tools and methodologies being developed by the U-M research teams will be applicable for many other fields of inquiry."

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