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Interview: Stanford's Butte on bridging gap from Big Data to biotech discoveries

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Dr. Atul Butte (a 2012 Top 10 Biotech Techie) made the jump from software development to medicine before Big Data became a big buzzword in the biopharma industry. Now he's pioneering efforts from his lab at Stanford University and via a startup called NuMedii--which is led by his wife, Gini Deshpande--to mine massive data sets for breakthrough diagnostics and treatments. He talked about his work with Ron Leuty of the San Francisco Business Times ahead of a speaking gig during the Personalized Medicine World Conference later this month in the Bay Area. Interview