Biology and Big Data
How computational biology is shaping the future of health and privacy
by Lori Dajose
Lior Pachter (BS ’94), Matt Thomson, and David Van Valen (PhD ’11) all recently joined Caltech’s faculty as part of an Institute initiative to focus attention on computational biology. Caltech magazine sat down with them to discuss the ongoing biological data explosion and its harmonious relationship with computational tools as well as how these intersecting revolutions will change the future of privacy, ethics, and what it means to be human.