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Viewers get scenery, not science, as CNN explores global ‘secrets’ to living longer

In CNN’s reality-based series, “Chasing Life,” correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta travels to far-flung reaches of the planet to explore health care practices rooted in cultural traditions. The show — which is available on the streaming platform CNNgo — was produced by the same division that created Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, and it was clearly designed… Read More »

Why Statistical Significance Is Killing Science

In 2016, the American Statistical Association1 released an editorial warning against the misuse of statistical significance in interpreting scientific research. Another commentary was recently published in the journal Nature,2 calling for the research community to abandon the concept of statistical significance. Before being published in Nature,3 the article states it was endorsed by more than… Read More »

What Is A Data Science Mindset — And Does Pharma R&D Really Need One?

Pharma, I am constantly told by colleagues in Silicon Valley, needs to acquire a “data science mindset.” Yet the entire business of drug discovery and development is deeply rooted in data, in science, and in evidence. Robust documentation is required by strict regulators at every step along the path, from the composition of the therapeutic… Read More »