> But it's mostly indirect. Medicine is based on biology.
To put this in context: Most questions about Bioinformatics here come from biologists who switched to programming to avoid (financial) starvation.
Nuff said ;-)
Medical research requires lots of statistics, and I'm too polite to repeat what befriended pharmacologists have to say about the mathematical skills of physicians.
Two full doses of the vaccine appeared to be only 62% effective at preventing disease, while a half dose, followed by a full dose, was about 90% effective. That latter analysis was conducted on a small subset of the study participants, only 2,741.
And not counting the age signatures of the groups, I must add.
STEM: perhaps add Economics in there too?
Yes, AstraZeneca was the most recent example I had in mind.
Back in universities I earned money helping teaching math as student assistant.
Biology was a desaster area.
Engineers would try to cheat and BA would try to bargain to get their points.
But Biologist would ask for the right excel sheet to do their stats pushing data around till it fits.