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Technology Change—Enabling Clinical Research and Drug Development Processes

ByBrian J. Chadwick

INTRODUCTION Mapping the human genome and the collection of genotypical data (tissue specimens) supported by phenotypical data (clinical information about the patient) have fueled the fire of translational research and the promise of personalized medicine. While researchers warn that these marvelous scientific events have merely peeled off yet another layer of the onion, more than ever before, information technology is enabling innovative clinical research and drug development processes.