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JPL and National Cancer Institute Renew Big Data Partnership

Fighting Cancer with Space Research
JPL and National Cancer Institute Renew Big Data Partnership

Image Credit: Catalina Sky Survey, U of Arizona, and Catalina Realtime Transient Survey, Caltech.

Every day, NASA spacecraft beam down hundreds of petabytes of data, all of which has to be codified, stored and distributed to scientists across the globe. Increasingly, artificial intelligence is helping to "read" this data as well, highlighting similarities between datasets that scientists might miss.

For the past 15 years, the big data techniques pioneered by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have been revolutionizing biomedical research. On Sept. 6, 2016, JPL and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, renewed a research partnership through 2021, extending the development of data science that originated in space exploration and is now supporting new cancer discoveries.

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