Health + Science

The Techonomy Spring 2013 Report

Techonomy is pleased to announce the publication of its Spring 2013 Report, a full-color 60-page booklet that surveys our activities over the last year, and points to our plans for 2013. The book includes transcripts...

How Graphene Could Transform DNA Sequencing and Cancer Research

In 2004, two UK scientists used a piece of Scotch tape to isolate single layers of graphene from a block of graphite, or pencil lead. Ever since, physicists and materials scientists have been trying to...

How the FDA’s Best Intentions Are Slowing the Genomics Revolution

Even as life-science companies pound out DNA sequencing improvements fast enough to make the computing industry look downright sedentary, the industry has been hindered in implementing its many advances so they can help patients in...

Startup’s Data Helps Women Succeed With In Vitro Fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF), a last recourse for women who want to get pregnant, is expensive, and its outcome is uncertain. Now a Silicon Valley data-mining startup is significantly improving predictions about whether a woman's...

Healthcare Entrepreneur Disrupts Addiction Treatment

After confronting his daughter's alcohol and drug addiction, and supporting her through a torturous recovery, healthcare entrepreneur Peter Loeb wanted to help others who struggle with addiction. With his daughter, Loeb launched Lionrock Recovery, a...

Black Box for DNA Analysis Keeps Data Off the Cloud

Despite the widely hailed plummeting price and time to get a whole-human-genome sequence, it still takes a battery of software applications and a dream team of specialists to analyze, interpret, and apply DNA data in...

Medal of Science Recipient Lee Hood Says “Systems Medicine” Will Reduce Costs

Leroy Hood, who was awarded the National Medal of Science today by President Obama, shared a prediction earlier this week that the President probably wishes would come true during his final term: the convergence of...

Why Memorize Shakespeare’s Sonnets When You Can Encode Them on a Speck of DNA?

Technology has enabled us to collect and analyze unprecedented amounts of data. As Ray Kurzweil commented at the Techonomy 2012 conference, "The kid in Africa with a smartphone has access to more intelligently searchable information...

Online Brain Games Combat Web Fatigue

Diving down Google search rabbit holes and mindlessly scrolling through Web pages may be dulling our brains without our even realizing it. If we’re going to spend so much of our lives online, is there...

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