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Molecules to Medicine

uBiome: Ethical Lapse or Not?

uBiome’s CEO, Jessica Richman, seems to me to be a great saleswoman who also excels at sounding innocent and playing the misunderstood victim in the ethical controversy surrounding her company. I think this was well illustrated in her recent guest blog in Scientific American with Dr. Zachary Apte, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of uBiome. [...]

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Molecules to Medicine

From Tel Aviv to Boston Bombings: Connections at TEDMED

Of the roller coaster of emotions that has marked the past few weeks, personally and for the nation, one talk at TEDMED tied them all together for me, with the theme of our interdependence and how much we can accomplish if we work together. I’d like to share with you several seemingly unrelated events, with [...]

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Molecules to Medicine

TEDMED 2012: Dessert!

In an earlier post I tackled some of the tougher issues that made the stage at TEDMED. Now it’s time for dessert and I’ll share an array of the tasty treats that were presented in Washington. One of the highlights for me, already mentioned in my first post, was the acrobatic performance of Traces by [...]

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Molecules to Medicine

TEDMED: Tougher topics to chew on

With earlier posts about TEDMED, I hope I whet your appetite and energized you to take on the tougher topics. There were several talks that either particularly resonated with me or that left a sour aftertaste. Ivan Oransky, executive editor of Reuters Health, offered excellent perspective on the current trend of treating “preconditions” more aggressively, [...]

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TEDMED 2010: Technology and the people

SAN DIEGO— On day two of TEDMED, running between Oct. 27 and 30, three themes stood out: the difference between children and adults for therapies; the connection between animals, people and disease; and how genetics will shape health care. Frances Jensen of Harvard University and Children’s Hospital Boston explained the dramatic differences between developing and [...]

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