Clinical trials are better, faster, cheaper with big data

Clinical trials have never been more in the public eye than in the past year, as the world watched the development of vaccines against covid-19, the disease at the center of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Discussions of study phases, efficacy, and side effects dominated the news. The most distinctive feature of the vaccine trials was…


This entry originally appeared at www.technologyreview.com/2021/06/10/1025897/clinical-trials-are-better-faster-cheaper-with-big-data, and may be a summary or abridged version.