In this chapter, I provide an overview of the changes that big data is rendering in biomedicine, through a brief analysis of the term “big data” and its relationship to biomedical paradigms. I explore how emerging trends like personalized medicine intersect with the broader politics and practices of data, such as the various forms of expertise and power that are involved in making and making sense of data. Ultimately, I set out an agenda for an “anthropology of data,” as a means to question the norms, politics, and values that get wrapped up in data.


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