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How Can Big Data Beat Big Disease?
Predicting outbreaks of a disease, from the passage of the Zika virus to a person’s predisposition to cancer, is crucial to our ability to fight back—and big data is at the front of that battle.
Should we edit the human germline?
Genome editing is as consequential as it is controversial. Scientists are exploring the possibility of altering genes that cause specific diseases. But even if we can do it, the question is: should we?
Can Cell Therapy Beat the Most Difficult Diseases?
There are some 7,000 intractable diseases with no known treatment, but medicine hasn’t given up, and in an effort to treat intractable diseases we are turning to the very building blocks of our bodies.