Monday, September 09, 2013

Future of Life Sciences: Top 10 List

The next wave of the biotechnology revolution is underway and promises to reshape the world in ways even more transformative than the agricultural, industrial, and information revolutions that preceded it.

It is not unimaginable that at some point, all biological processes, human and otherwise, could be understood and managed directly.

Here is a top ten list of key areas of contemporary advance in life sciences:
  1. Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology 
  2. Regenerative Medicine and 3D Printing 
  3. Genomics, “Omics,” and Preventive Medicine 
  4. Neuroscience 
  5. Nanotechnology 
  6. Big Health Data and Information Visualization 
  7. Quantified Self (QS), Wearable Computing, and the Internet-of-Things (IOT) 
  8. DIYscience, Citizen Science, Participatory Health, and Collective Intelligence 
  9. Aging, Rejuvenation, Health Extension, and Robotics 
  10. Space 
More information: Slideshare talk from the Max Planck Institute

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