Data Sharing Works

Seven years ago, NIH, FDA, researchers from industry, academia, and some nonprofit groups got together to find biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. Now, the New York Times' Gina Kolata says the collaboration has resulted in several papers on early diagnosis of Alzheimer's using PET scans and spinal fluid tests, and more than 100 drug studies in progress. The key to the project, Kolata says, is the data sharing aspect.

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