Toward the Genomic-Information Society
In life science, strong needs for big data analysis and its related data-oriented methodologies such as AI (Artificial Intelligence) are acutely increasing in the recent years. These needs are recognized in not only medical sciences but also other disciplines in which genomic information plays a crucial role in understanding phenomena of interest and in conducting their innovative application to practical usages in the society. It eventually leads us to significant implication that our society will have undergone totally new experiences with enormous benefits from various advancements by research and development of genome information. On the basis of such observations, I would like to propose a future vision of our society as a “Genome-Information-Oriented Society (G-Society)” or “Genomic Information Society”.