Saturday, July 12, 2014
Efficacy, effectiveness, biological activity
Efficacy, as in therapeutic efficacy?
"In medical parlance, “efficacy” and “effectiveness” mean different things, and it’s a nuance that’s quite significant. Efficacy is a narrower definition that means how well something works in an ideal or controlled setting, such as a clinical trial. Effectiveness describes how well it works under “real-world” conditions. Effectiveness, for example, takes into consideration how easy a drug is to use, and potential side effects, whereas efficacy measures only how well it produces the desired result."
So, assume 'functional efficacy' of gene interaction to be non-aging is more appropriate.
Or, I can just used the word "reliability" (although, reliability of gene interaction may be confused with reliability of network). Reliability is clear to me, but not to others.