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UCSD Names New Head of Alzheimer’s Study
Bob Grant | Jan 18, 2016
The project at the center of the dust up between the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Southern California gets a new leader, as the institutions continue to battle in court.
Big Data Problem
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 8, 2015
Scientists estimate that, in the next 10 years, the data needs of genomics will outpace those of astronomy and some social media.
Turning Data into Discovery
Vicki Chandler | Jun 1, 2015
To make the most of the current data deluge, we must reward interdisciplinary researchers who identify and apply the most appropriate analysis methods.
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
An Indomitable Beast, What If?, Superintelligence
Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors
Bob Grant | Jul 15, 2014
Officials behind the European brain mapping effort take preliminary steps to tackle concerns voiced about the project.
Neuroscientists Threaten to Boycott Brain Project
Bob Grant | Jul 7, 2014
More than 250 European researchers sign a letter criticizing the European Commission’s $1.6 billion effort to create a computer simulation of the human brain.
Jef Akst | May 29, 2014
’s publisher launches a new peer-reviewed, online-only journal that will accept descriptions of data sets.
Sharing the Wealth
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?
Opinion: Latent Value in the Literature
Ramon Felciano | Apr 28, 2014
With scientific budgets eroding, the biomedical community needs to get more return from the data it has already generated.
J&J to Share Trial Data
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2014
The pharmaceutical giant teams up with Yale University to make raw clinical data available to researchers.