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August 27, 2009

Enlisting Computers to Unravel the True Complexity of Disease

David Ewing Duncan

For over a decade, Eric Schadt has been one of a handful of scientists blending mathematics, biology and supercomputers to pursue a new understanding of human biology, one that suggests the mechanisms of human disease are far more complex than anticipated. The chief scientific officer for Pacific Biosciences in Menlo Park, Calif., Dr. Schadt, 44, is known for finding unorthodox solutions to problems.

Full story at The New York Times