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What Could You Do With Cheap Genome Sequencing Now?
Genome sequencing does definitely not equal with fortune telling: it cannot predict how long you will live or what your body mass index will look like. However, it can tell you a lot about your sensitivity to drugs, your family history or whether you are a carrier of monogenic conditions.
Hackers, Breaches And The Value Of Health Data: 2022 E-Book Update
There is no digital health without sacrificing some of our privacy. The key is to know how you can control this process and protect what’s valuable.
How Much Is Life Worth?
Multivitamins, drugs, gene therapies, human skin, heart, eyeballs, kidneys, entire dead bodies – everything comes with a price tag. Putting aside the moral questions of why and how come that the capitalist market priced even our body parts and health, we asked the question of how much is life worth: what is the maximum that you would/should pay for a life-saving drug? How high is too high a cost if a drug can save 200-300 babies a year from debilitating illness or death? And ultimately, does the pricing of new technologies, especially gene therapies, enable to fulfill their promise?
9 Technologies That Will Shape The Future Of Dentistry
One of the most common childhood fears is going to the dentist. Who would not relate? Sitting in a huge chair illuminated by blinding light, […]
Insights From Our New E-book, The Medical Futurist’s Hype Cycle Of The TOP 50 Digital Health Trends
As a researcher, I have always lived for the moments when I had to see a whole process and analyse the small details at once. […]
Should Volkswagen, Walmart Or Best Buy Provide Primary Care?
In October 2021, Best Buy announced it had acquired a UK-based remote care service. And that the company would keep on focusing on health services […]
Hype Cycle Of The Top 50 Emerging Digital Health Trends By The Medical Futurist
I have been analysing technological trends in healthcare for over 10 years. I have seen currents come and go, and I was making forecasts about […]
Big Tech In Medicine: How Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, IBM & NVIDIA Disrupt Healthcare
We’ve spent a good part of our summer writing about Big Tech and how these companies, Amazon, Google/Alphabet, Microsoft, Apple, IBM and NVIDIA have approached […]
Google’s Masterplan for Healthcare
With 7% of Google searches – or 70,000 per minute – being health-related, it was only a matter of time before the search giant aimed […]
What’s Next For Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing
The Human Genome Project, an international scientific cooperation on discovering the human genome, began in 1990. The goal of the undertaking was to identify the […]
13 Technologies That Will Shape The Future Of Cancer Care
Immediately upon being elected, U.S. President Joe Biden had a task to solve. Amidst taking a hold on the virus, he, however, did not forget […]
5 Ways Digital Health Can Help Athletes Break Records
By winning his 7th Super Bowl on February 7th, 2021, Tom Brady made it to the American football history pantheon for winning the most rings, […]
Will We All Have To Become Biologically Enhanced Superhumans?
Okay, hands up who can tell who’s the most famous biologically enhanced superhuman in the world? True, it’s a quite close call between Captain America and […]