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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The rate of biomedical knowledge is expanding at a dizzying rate. There are over one million research article published every year: that corresponds to one new research article every 30 seconds. The ability for scientists to read and understand that literature hasn't kept pace. In his talk, Dr. Su describes how citizen scientists can make biological data more usable using nothing more than their understanding of the English language.

Dr. Andrew Su is Associate Professor at the Scripps Research Institute, a non-profit research organization engaged in biomedical science. His research focuses on applying the tools of bioinformatics, statistics, crowdsourcing, and computer science to the pursuit of biomedical discovery. He is the author of over sixty research articles. More information on his research can be found at

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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