Impetus to Share

Data sharing has the ability to strengthen medical research, writes Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in a commentary appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine this week. She further applauds the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' proposal that would tie publication to the sharing of de-identified data.

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