Volume 90 Issue 46 | pp. 11-14
Issue Date: November 12, 2012

Cover Story

Enter The Data Scientist

Chemistry and biology have merged with high-powered statistical analysis in drug discovery labs
Department: Business
Keywords: big data, information technology, drug discovery, lab management

“Big Data,” the latest business world catchphrase, hit the cover of Harvard Business Review in October to herald a special section on the benefits to virtually any commercial or research venture of analyzing the flood of data pouring out of today’s computers. Organizations that choose to commit to the math are promised a huge opportunity to gain advantage in competitive markets.

The big wash of data did not roll in overnight, however. Data have been . . .

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