New York Times journalist, David Wallace-Wells, writes a very enlightening and exciting piece regarding our being on the edge of phenomenal breakthroughs in medical innovation.
The summary of the article:
- The Golden Age of Medicine: A perspective on the recent breakthroughs and innovations in biomedical science that promise to transform human health and longevity.
- The Power of Crispr: A technology that enables the editing of the genetic code of life, opening up new possibilities for curing diseases, enhancing traits, and creating novel organisms.
- The Rise of Biologics: A class of drugs that are derived from living cells or organisms, such as antibodies, vaccines, and gene therapies, that offer more precise and effective treatments for various conditions.
- The Frontiers of Neuroscience: A field that explores the mysteries of the brain and the nervous system, using tools like optogenetics, brain-computer interfaces, and neural implants to manipulate and enhance neural functions.
- The Challenges and Opportunities: A discussion of the ethical, social, and economic implications of the biomedical revolution, such as the risks of misuse, inequality, and regulation.
Read the full article –> Golden Age