Research trove: Patients' online data
Since the Internet's earliest days, patients have used the Web to share experiences and learn about diseases and treatments. But now advocates like say that online communities have the potential to transform medical research, especially into rare diseases that lack the number of patients needed for large-scale studies and rarely attract research financing from the drug industry.
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