Beneath the hype is a technology that could solve many logistical problems that plague medicine.
New speech analysis technologies can help diagnose mental illness. But they also raise troubling questions.
Public health messaging online yields beautiful—but sometimes worrying—data.
Genetic tests and genome sequencing are generating terabytes of sensitive private data. How can they be kept safe?
Genetic databases have helped medicine make great leaps forward. But is it really possible to keep the identities behind those genes a secret?
An ambitious data project may help doctors predict when a patient’s diabetes will take a turn for the worse.
Data from patients’ everyday medical records can also be mined—anonymously—to offer new insights on how diseases work.
Troves of data are gathered during clinical trials, but most of it stays locked away. Could freeing it lead to new cures?
Peter L. Slavin & Thomas J. Lynch Jr. discuss the growing “open data” movement and its implications for scientific research
A software platform from Apple is helping medical researchers collect health data from any iPhone user
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