COMPASS MAGAZINE #13
COMPASS MAGAZINE #13
#2RESEARCH

DECIPHERING THE CODEGenomics makes progress, but raises privacy concerns

The cost of determining an individual’s genetic code with DNA sequencing has fallen sharply. As a result, testing individual patients for diseases caused by single-gene mutations has become common place, but genetic “cures” for complex and chronic diseases remain out of reach. To bridge the gap, projects around the globe are sequencing large groups of individuals in search of patterns – and raising significant ethical questions in the process.

#13EDITORIAL

EDITORIALFlorence Verzelen

Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs, Communications, Dassault Systèmes

 
In the 21st century, industry is no longer a means of production, but a process of value creation.
 
A dreamer no longer needs physical hardware and software to design and engineer their vision. A maker no longer needs a physical laboratory to produce their goods. With minimal investment, from a computer or tablet, a modern-day da Vinci can not only design and engineer a flying machine on the cloud, but make it too, sending the model to a 3D printer anywhere in the world with a single click.

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