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Information Theory: Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Dataset? Not Us.

Computational biology researchers in the Galas Lab at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) have developed a new approach to data analysis. Our groundbreaking information theory method is capable of analyzing tens of thousands of variables simultaneously — something that, until now, was impossible.

In 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provided a grant to the Galas Lab to use new approaches to analyze large sets of childhood development data collected from around the world. Beyond our pioneering analysis of billions of bits of data, PNRI researchers are also developing software that will make it accessible to analysts in other fields.

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