Another Reason to Think the Doomsday Clock is Moving Closer to the Stroke of Midnight

January 10, 2018 – The new American administration, merely one-year-old, has chosen to lift its ban on the funding of experiments to make pathogens more dangerous. In a December ... Continue Reading →

Curing An Inherited Form of Blindness at $425,000 Per Eye Shouldn’t be Called a Breakthrough

January 5, 2018 – A gene therapy that received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval this week is designed to restore vision to people with biallelic RPE65 mutation-associated ... Continue Reading →

Where We Will See Technology Breakthroughs in 2018: Part 2

January 2, 2018 – In yesterday’s posting I wrote about the science and technology trends I anticipate will continue to produce both innovative and disruptive change to ... Continue Reading →

Immortality is on the Agenda for Some Nobel Laureates and Billionaires Out to Make a Fast Buck

December 15, 2017 – A molecule named NAD, short for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, is a coenzyme within the cell that plays a critical role in repairing DNA. Earlier this ... Continue Reading →

New Evidence for Abundance States Peter Diamandis

December 4, 2017 – In a recent email blast from Peter Diamandis, he gives his perspective on the future stating we are barraged by negative news while the evidence of abundance ... Continue Reading →

Personalized Precision Medicine May Soon Lead to a Personal Flu Shot

November 30, 2017 – If you are a reader in the Northern Hemisphere and haven’t had a flu shot as of yet, you may want to consider getting one. My wife and I have been getting ... Continue Reading →

“Owner-Mediated Data Exchange Using Blockchain” – What are the CDC and IBM Talking About?

October 27, 2017 – A number of years ago I worked on the design of a database for managing patient cases at a hospital here in Toronto. The focus was on interventional radiology, ... Continue Reading →

New XPrizes to Focus on Alzheimer’s, Clean Air, Cybersecurity, Democracy and Zero Waste Mining

October 16, 2017 – The XPrize, a competition that tackles global issues and provides substantial cash prizes to individuals and companies to address them, is moving from getting ... Continue Reading →

CRISPR Takes on Messenger RNA to End Huntington’s Disease and ALS

October 15, 2017 – The DNA editing tool known as CRISPR is about to tackle the creator of aberrant proteins that lead to Huntington’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ... Continue Reading →

GMO Mosquito Technology May Be Our Best Weapon Against The Latest Super Malaria Outbreak

September 22, 2017 – The fear and uncertainty spread by those who feel that genetically modified anything is bad needs to be weighed against mosquito spread infections that are ... Continue Reading →