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Aspen Institute: Modern Day Mapmakers | DNA Sequencing and Other Technologies

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Understanding the “blueprint of life” is the key to applying technology to biology. Computing power and DNA sequencing have opened an entire new field in medicine, making it possible to customize treatment and combat disease based on personal genetic profiles. With the dramatically falling cost of sequencing, it is easier to perscribe preventative medicine based on known disease risk. Pairing an engineer with a cancer doctor, this conversation will explore new healthcare technologies and touch on issues ranging from a complex system view of health to ethics and policy. See what happens when different fields of science converge.