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Ugur Sahin, BioNTech, DLD All Stars, video

Preventing the Next Pandemic

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer was the fastest ever to win approval “against a novel pathogen in medical history”, as BioNTech CEO…
Stefan Oschmann, Merck, Pardis Sabeti, Harvard University, Sara Weber, LinkedIn, DLD All Stars, video

Rethinking the Future of Science

The Covid-19 pandemic has had the effect of alerting the entire world to the dangers of future viruses that could wreak even more havoc. Merck…
Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe, Kara Swisher, New York Times, DLD All Stars

Personal Genomics: What’s Next?

Precision medicine and personal health require deep knowledge about the body – and each person’s biological characteristics. With her company 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki has pioneered…
Esther Dyson, Jochen Wegner, DLD All Stars

Attention Economy 2.0

Attention has always been an important currency in the media world – but digital media services and platforms have rewritten the rules of how to…
Jim Breyer, Paul-Bernhard Kallen, DLD All Stars, video

Healthcare and AI

Artificial intelligence will likely play a crucial role in shaping the future of medicine. Renowned venture investor Jim Breyer explores the many possibilities of this…
Dr. William Li, Angiogenesis Foundation, health food, Covid-19

Transforming Food Culture In Our New Future

Dr. William Li is CEO and Co-Founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based organization that is researching the role of nutrition on health defense systems in the body for its impact on disease prevention, modification of drug responses, and restoration of function and homeostasis.In this DLD Sync session he explained how important the right food choices are for the body’s immune system.
biotechnology, lab, gene editing

The Future of Human Evolution

Biotechnology promises to revolutionize health and medicine. Harvard geneticist George Church shared his insights in a DLD Sync session with Ellen Jorgensen and Jamie Metzl.
DLD Sync, bio technology, biotechnology, George Church, Ellen Jorgensen, Jamie Metzl

The Machinery of Life & The Future of Human Evolution

Moderated by Jamie Metzl, author of Hacking Darwin, scientists Ellen Jorgensen and George Church discussed the possibilities of biotechnology and gene editing in medicine and health. Ellen Jorgensen is the Chief Science Officer and co-founder of Aanika. She holds a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology and has spent more than 30 years in the biotechnology industry.
gene editing illustration, DNA, double helix

Gene Editing: Great Potential, Great Concerns

Fixing errors in the human DNA could cure diseases and greatly improve health – but only for the wealthy? UC Berkeley ethicist Jodi Halpern warns of a new gap between rich and poor.

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