Tag Archives: Disease

Environmental Degradation

It seems to me…. “Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.” … Continue reading

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Flu Prevention

It seems to me…. “Vaccination is the single most important step people can take to protect themselves from influenza.” ~ Tom Frieden[1]. Simply because a deadly global pandemic has not occurred in recent history shouldn’t be mistaken for evidence that … Continue reading

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Genetic Selection

It seems to me…. “With the advent of genetic engineering, the time required for the evolution of new species may literally collapse.” ~ Dee Hock[1]. Evolutionary change has always been a long slow process extending over millennia but that is … Continue reading

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Survival Limitations

It seems to me… “This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.” ~ T. S. Eliot (The Hollow Men). Everyone … Continue reading

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Human-Level AI

It seems to me…. “By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky[1]. Development of human-level artificial intelligence (AI) is inevitable: it is basic in human nature to … Continue reading

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Gene Therapy

It seems to me…. “We need 10,000 genomes, not 100, to start to understand the link between genetics, disease, and wellness.” ~ Craig Venter[1]. Medical progress, as in all science, advances based on the work of predecessors. Researchers publish experimental … Continue reading

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Medical Advances

It seems to me… “No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear … Continue reading

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