Moderator David Ewing Duncan hosted a panel of speakers including Louis-Philippe Morency from USC, Jonathan Hirsch from Syapse, Adam Gazzaley from UCSF, and Pasquale Fedele of BrainControl. Each speaker demonstrated innovative technology their workplace is developing to include forward-thinking into health care including: robotics, genomics, brain changes, and brain sensors.
David Ewing Duncan is a correspondent for The Atlantic and the chief correspondent for NPR Talk’s Biotech Nation. His most recent book is When I’m 164: The new science of radical life extension, and what happens if it succeeds. He also wrote Experimental Man: What One Man’s Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World. He is the founding director of the Center of Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley,a commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition and a contributing editor for many publications including Wired. This was David’s second year hosting the Frontier of Health 2.0 panel, sadly this year he’s not joined by a teddy bear. He spoke on ecogenetics and the interaction of toxins with genetics through analyzing data.
David Duncan and Matthew Holt provide a quick summary of the United States health care system, touching on spending distribution, quality of care v.s. cost, the major players operating within the health care system, and possible solutions to our national spending problem.