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"Digital Orthodoxy," aka Deep Phenotyping or High-dimensional human data, is a great research tool w/ many proven advances, but has NO commercial/clinical validation and may be harmful…
Our latest @TheLancet Digital Medicine essay
@EvanMuse @ScrippsRTI
@TheLancet @EvanMuse @ScrippsRTI The multi-modal testing may someday be validated to benefit, but until that time we raise concerns about the practice, ethics and safety for companies to be charging individuals for such data accumulation.
@TheLancet @EvanMuse @ScrippsRTI In @TheLancet essay we briefly touched on advances that deep phenotyping of people has made in biomedical research. I'm going to briefly review 5
1. Pre-diabetes-> #diabetes
2. Individualized diet
3. Colon #cancer+ microbiome
4. Gut #metagenomics sequence Δ
5. Tumor microbiome
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Our paper <Marine connectivity dynamics: clarifying cosmopolitan distributions of marine interstitial invertebrates and the meiofauna paradox> is out in @Mar_Biology 😁

1/n Here's a summary of what we found and discussed (and a personal significance at the end):
* We did a literature survey and analyzed 700+ contributions
* Despite including keywords such as 'molecular OR cryptic OR ... dispersal OR phylo* OR biogeo* OR distribut*' only 7 contributions (>1%) focused on evolutionary biology!
* Ecology and Taxonomy made up nearly 95% (488; 235 respectively) ... with a majority of contributions focusing on nematodes and arthropods (harpacticoid copepods).
* Paleontology, Development and Physiology added up to only 31 contributions!
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