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Crossing Disciplines to Fight Disease

The last decade has seen an explosion of new technology in the biological sciences. High-throughput genomics and advanced techniques for sequencing proteins and small molecules have expanded knowledge more than ever before—but they’ve come with their own problems.

“That explosion has led to massive quantities of data being collected,” says Charlotte Kuperwasser, an associate professor of developmental, molecular and chemical biology at Tufts School of Medicine. “As biologists, we are not trained in knowing what to do with all of that data.”