Is This a Sign of Planetary Desperation? Earth BioGenome Project to Sequence All Life

May 28, 2018 – If our plan as humans is to survive the demise of Earth then it is likely we will want to bring along with us our fellow travelers, the rest of life on the planet. ... Continue Reading →

Is Immortality Moral? Peter Diamandis Poses the Question and Seeks an Answer at The Vatican

May 25, 2018 – At the Vatican this month, Peter Diamandis participated in a discussion entitled, “The Morality of Immortality.” The panel included religious leaders, ... Continue Reading →

In Search of a Better Knee – Part 1: Physiotherapy Delays the Need for Surgery

April 14, 2018 – My regular readers may have picked up from time to time my history of knee problems. I have osteoarthritis, a complication caused by an injury I suffered when ... Continue Reading →

Estonia Goes From E-Residence and I-Voting to Testing the DNA of Nearly 10% of its Population

April 2, 2018 – Estonia has e-residence. Estonia has i-voting. And now Estonia is testing 100,000 of its 1.3 million residents to analyze their DNA and provide lifestyle and ... 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 →

“All of Us” Project to Use Fitness Trackers to Study One Million People From Their Genome to Lifestyles

November 14, 2017 – The Scripps Research Institute will be handing out fitness trackers to help in the U.S. National Institute of Health‘s (NIH) “All of Us” ... 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 →

Consumer Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream to Help Screen for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

September 26, 2017 – Color Genomics has introduced a screening test that indicates whether you have two gene mutations that put you at higher risk for developing breast cancer. ... Continue Reading →

Gene Altering Technique Used to Correct Congenital Heart Disease

August 7, 2017 – When my daughter was born back in 1984 she came into the world with a faulty heart. She had what is defined as a congenital (as in born with) disease that could ... Continue Reading →

Can AI Beat a Trained Medical Professional in Predicting Heart Attacks?

April 16, 2017 – A vascular surgeon at Stanford University in California recently stated, “I can’t stress enough…how much I really hope that doctors start to ... Continue Reading →