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Amid health care tailored to an individual’s DNA, do massive clinical trials that take years and involve thousands of patients still matter - Lucette Lagnado

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A Flood of Medical Data Could Improve Clinical Trials—or Hinder Them

Humanity generates about 16.3 zettabytes (one trillion gigabytes) of data each year. By 2025, that figure could rise tenfold. For doctors, more data could lead to deeper insights on patient populations, which could lead to more effective clinical trials and streamlined drug development. This influx of data, while important for drug development, also poses some big challenges. To be valuable, data needs to be consistent, accurate and clear, but for most clinical teams drawing data from different sources and systems, these are rare commodities.

Today’s clinical trial systems urgently need an overhaul. Traditional siloed technologies for clinical development require patient information…

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