Stop the privatization of health data

“We believe that closed-data and closed-algorithm business models in health – at–scale – will hamper scientific progress by blocking the discovery of diverse ways to examine and interpret health data. Longer term, they could increase rather than reduce...

Roots, Not Parachutes

Dr. Kristian Andersen and colleagues illustrate how research collaborations help combat outbreaks The recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika virus have highlighted how health system failures in seemingly geographically remote areas can result in disease vulnerabilities...

Money back guarantees for non-reproducible results?

Dr. Eric Topol discusses the problem of irreproducibility in biomedical research A growing concern over the problem of non-reproducible scientific research results has lead to some novel and previously unheard solutions being put forward. In an article in The BMJ, Dr....

An Epigenetics Controversy

Siddhartha Muhkerjee responds to the critique of his recent New Yorker piece Dear Commentators Thank you for your comments. Detailed responses to your commentary were previously posted on this site. They can be now found further by contacting Dr John Greally,...

Time for a prepublication culture in clinical research?

Dr. Eric Topol urges clinical researchers to catch up with other scientific disciplines Within biology and clinical research, the communication of scientific results has followed the same formula for decades. Researchers and scientists submit their manuscripts to a...