A BBC Horizon special met the people at the forefront of the data revolution, looking at the possibilities and the promise of the age of big data.
The programme featured Professor Phil Beales, UCL Institute of Child Health and GOSH patient Jake. For children like Jake, growing up without a clear diagnosis of their condition has meant they live with uncertainty.
Professor Beales explained how molecular testing and gene sequencing are helping clinicians to diagnose rare conditions, and give both doctors and patients a better understanding of their unique genetic make-up.
The BBC Horizon programme is available to view here until 18 April 2013.
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