CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Penn State University has established a new program to train graduate students to apply data science to biomedical sciences, including genomics.

Called Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge Training Program, or B2D2K, the program pairs Penn State students with university biomedical researchers, professionals from the Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute, and data scientists from around the Keystone State. It began for the spring semester with six students in a variety of disciplines.

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