Big Data Grows Up?

Even though Google's Flu Trends, the big-data project that mines people's searches to uncover outbreaks of the flu, appears to have inflated estimates of flu cases, big data still hold promise, Northeastern University's David Lazer tells the Chronicle of Higher Education. Lazer and his colleagues wrote in Science this month that lessons can be gleaned from the errors made by the Google flu model.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.

In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.