Your visits to the doctor will never be the same after you learn how biotechnology is changing 21st century medicine. With new knowledge and technologies, we can craft increasingly better therapies tailored to an individual's genome and microbiology. At Festival Expo 2014, in an insightful panel presentation by Life Sciences Foundation, learn how leading scientists are transforming one-size-fits-all medicine to treatments customized just for you in "The Tech of You: Inside the Personalized Medicine Revolution".
The personal perspectives of these noted panel members will wow you:
--Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book.
--Kim Popovits' professional and personal experience with cancer drove her passion to change the way we diagnose and treat this complex disease, and as CEO and President of Genomic Health, she continues to be one of the most influential forces in applying the latest biotechnology to improve healthcare.
--Colin Hill is passionate about using data to transform healthcare. As CEO and President of GNS Healthcare, he brings years of experience, creativity, and knowledge of computational physics, systems biology and personalized medicine to help create new tools to achieve better health outcomes for patients while lowering costs.
--Laurie Levin is a survivor of breast cancer and lymphoma, and genomic testing made it possible to personalize her treatment and forgo chemotherapy. She has since become a health ambassador, promoting breast cancer treatment awareness and offering peer-to-peer coaching through personal appearances, radio interviews and digital medial such as blogs, webinars and webcasts.
New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer will moderate the panel. In his numerous, essays, articles, and blog posts, Zimmer reports from the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life.
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