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The Future of Medicine Is Now

The Future of Medicine Is Now | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

From cancer treatments to new devices to gene therapy, a look at six medical innovations that are poised to transform the way we fight disease


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Sieg Holle's curator insight, January 10, 2013 2:34 PM

Use it or lose it   Embrace it 

 

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Biotech is thrusting us into new political territory

Biotech is thrusting us into new political territory | Technoscience and the Future | Scoop.it

Nobody is immune from the feeling that change is accelerating with each passing year. This sense of "future shock" is perhaps most closely associated with information technology. We've all experienced the anxiety, frustration and resentment that accompanies the introduction of a new version of software on which we depend, or the realisation that people younger than ourselves have adopted a new technology that makes their lifestyle seem very different from our own.

Worries about rapid change also bubble up in response to scientific progress, especially when it raises moral questions. We've seen this time and again with controversies over evolution, reproductive rights, the origin of the universe and nearly all issues in science that relate to human values.

Biology is an especially volatile source of sensitivities. The old biology was mainly observational, but the new biology, or biotechnology - including stem cells, embryo research, synthetic biology and reproductive technology - has unprecedented power to change basic life processes.


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