Data management is key to progress. Extensive cellular and molecular profiling of human subjects generates vast amounts of disparate data. Effective data management and integration solutions are essential to the preservation of this information in an interpretable form. Thus, data management efforts occurring 'behind the scenes' have an essential role to play in realizing the full potential of high throughput profiling approaches in human subjects.
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