I’m truly excited for the future of medicine – sometimes it feels like we’re living in a science -fiction novel. But genetic discrimination and the elimination of privacy are just some of the problems we’ll face if we let medical innovation run wild.
CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever. More than anything, the technology has led to questions: How will this new power affect humanity? What are we going to use it to change? Are we gods now? Join journalist Jennifer Kahn as she ponders these questions and shares a potentially powerful application of gene drives: the development of disease-resistant mosquitoes that could knock out malaria and Zika.
Do you think your smartwatch, with its heart rate monitor, step counter, calorie tracker and message notifications, is impressive? You ain't seen nuthin' yet, according to Dennis Bonilla, executive dean at the college of information systems and technology at the University of Phoenix and a former vice president for Oracle.
Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. In Part 2 of this article, we look at the technology trends that are still several years away or in much earlier stages of development.
The Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions has revealed a bold vision for the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector in 2020. The report, which launched at the 2014 FT Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Conference, set outs ten provocative predictions for 2020.
Sue Desmond-Hellmann is using precision public health -- an approach that incorporates big data, consumer monitoring, gene sequencing and other innovative tools -- to solve the world's most difficult medical problems.
Enormous technological changes in medicine and healthcare are heading our way. These trends have a variety of stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, researchers, medical students, and consumers. In Part 1 of this article, we look at the technology trends already underway today, or those that will likely have an impact on us in the near future.
There are few areas of modern life that technology hasn't altered. From our smartphones to our DVRs to the GPS in our cars, technology has changed the way that we shop, read, watch movies and television, drive...the lineup goes on.
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