• Completed: June 27, 2019 PST

    The Co-Founder of 23andMe on the Next Phase of Consumer Genetic Testing

    Few people have as much perspective on what average people can know about their genetic makeup both now and in the near future than Linda Avey, the co-founder of the pioneering biotech company 23andMe. That company offered the world’s first personal genetics service and its method of using saliva and working directly with consumers earned the award of Time Magazine’s Invention of the Year in 2008. It also set off a wave of competition and growth in the field throughout the developing world. Ten years later Avey has co-founded a new company that is positioned for the next phase of expanding easy access to genetic testing in the developing world, particularly in India. And this month Avey will share her thoughts on the state of genetic testing in developed and developing world alike as our next featured guest at What’s Now: San Francisco.

    Participants: Linda Avey
  • Completed: May 3, 2018 PST

    George Church: A Peek at the Future of Synthetic Biology and Radical Wellness

    George Church is one of the world’s leading geneticists. He is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and his innovations have contributed to nearly all “next generation” DNA sequencing methods. He has also pioneered new privacy, biosafety, environmental & biosecurity policies. Church is known for pioneering the specialized fields of personal genomics and synthetic biology.

  • Completed: May 3, 2018 PST

    Daisy Robinton: A Young Cell Biologist on How Science Might Prolong and Impact Her life

    Daisy Robinton is a postdoctoral research fellow in Beth Stevens’ lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She spoke about her current research on neurodevelopment, cellular identity and the cell-to-cell interactions that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. She is a co-founder of Weird and Wonderful, a production company aimed at bridging the knowledge gap in science by connecting with creativity and entertainment to engage, educate and inspire people from all walks of life.

  • Completed: May 3, 2018 PST

    Lee Hood: Getting Real About Radical Wellness

    Dr. Lee Hood has been a influential scientist since the 1960s. Throughout his career, he has adhered to the advice of his mentor, Dr. William J. Dreyer: “If you want to practice biology, do it on the leading edge, and if you want to be on the leading edge, invent new tools for deciphering biological information.”

  • Completed: May 3, 2018 PST

    Alexandra Drane: Massive Data

    Alexandra Drane, the President and Co-Founder, Eliza Corporation, has devoted her career to inspiring people to lead healthier, happier and more engaged lives through the use of innovative technology. She has launched four successful healthcare ventures over the past 15 years. She is currently president and co-founder of Eliza Corporation, a leading provider of integrated healthcare communication strategies and one of Entrepreneur magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies” (2009).

  • Completed: May 3, 2018 PST

    Iya Khalil: AI & Analysis (Can We make Sense of the Data?)

    Iya Khalil is the Co-Founder & CCO, GNS HealthCare – a technology entrepreneur and physicist with a vision of transforming medicine into a discipline that is quantitative, predictive, and patient-centric via big data analytic approaches. She co-founded two big data companies, Via Science and GNS Healthcare, and is the co-inventor of the proprietary computational engine that underpins both entities. Dr. Khalil’s expertise spans applications in drug discovery, drug development all the way to treatment algorithms that can be applied at the point of care.