Archive for September, 2011

TED: Selling condoms in the Congo

September 22, 2011

Marketing matters even for well-intentioned charitable efforts. Sex sells but guilt doesn’t.

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Welcome to the genomic revolution

September 16, 2011

In short, genome sequencing is getting cheaper and quicker at an amazing rate (faster than Moore’s law). It may cost a thousand or a hundred dollars to sequence a person’s genome in a few years. This will enable better detection, diagnostics and treatment of diseases.