Ben Goldacre, the physician and biostatistician behind the always-excellent Bad Science column in the Guardian, gave a barnburner of a talk at Strata 2012 yesterday, “The Information Architecture of Medicine is Broken“. For anyone not aware of the problems caused by publication bias in clinical trials (for example, ineffective drugs with a wide variety of side-effects coming to market), his talk is a must-watch.
(Shared by İbrahim Mutlay via LinkedIn, see also this blog-entry on the topic)
The line “Everybody should have a cousin who is a better Python programmer than oneself” made my day. Enjoy!