WHAT IF YOU HAD THE POWER TO CONTROL YOUR HEALTH—FROM THE PALM OF YOUR HAND?

In this Future Tech podcast, Genome Editing, we visit with Eleonore Pauwels, the Director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab with the Science and Technology Program at the Woodrow Wilson Scholar Institute in Washington, D.C. Pauwels delves deep into “the democratization of genomics and biology”, the goal of which is for people to have 24/7 control of their health and even environment—imagine being able to determine that the restaurant food that you’re about to eat is contaminated with salmonella. She also explains how such a decentralization will allow someone with a certain type of leukemia, for example, to monitor their cancer levels every 1-2 weeks from their home–convenient for someone living far from their doctor or with mobility issues. She goes on to disclose the various factors preventing this application from being widely available yet (even though the technology exists) before ending with several questions that will have you looking forward to the future. (Dive in further here.)

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