March/ April 2005

DRUG DEVELOPMENT

Joining up the data from clinical trials

Clinical trials, not finding new chemical entities, are the most costly aspect of drug development. Peter Rees looks at the software solutions that might make clinical trials cheaper and faster

NEW MARKETS

Kitu pya sikuzote njoo Afrika

Providing scientific software is not just a matter of development, but makes strategic sense, Felix Grant believes

PROFILE: PETER DONNELLY

Computing, cricket and genetic variation

John Murphy profiles a leading statistician of our DNA

SONIFICATION

Sound sense

Ray Girvan reports on sonification - the representation of data as sound. Well-established in applications for the visually impaired, it has far wider scientific possibilities