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Elad Yom-Tov

Elad Yom-Tov is Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Visiting Scientist at Technion-Israel Institute for Technology. He previously held positions at Yahoo Research and IBM Research.

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How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine

Most of us have gone online to search for information about health. What are the symptoms of a migraine? How effective is this drug? Where can I find more resources for cancer patients? Could I have an STD? Am I fat? A Pew survey reports more than 80 percent of American Internet users have logged on to ask questions like these. But what if the digital traces left by our searches could show doctors and medical researchers something new and interesting? What if the data generated by our searches could reveal information about health that would be difficult to gather in other ways?