Hi Dr. Foster! I think part of the issue is that while these issues are “known” they are not always clearly spelled out for patients, who like Gary find themselves surprised and confused when they encounter these scenarios. That and the growing number of potential interference scenarios also makes it sometimes hard to… Read more
You’re totally right that the hed mischaracterized the news. Fixed!
In some senses, it’s really a language issue. IE: “hacking.” Maybe it’s just me, but while I’m up for using science to improve my health and well-being, there is something inherently un-human about “hacking” my body. There are definitely convincing arguments to be made for either side though—I could see saying that… Read more
I think that’s an interesting point!
It’s a metaphor.
Sorry you feel it’s unbalanced! The point here, though, is not a referendum on these technologies. Clearly, deep brain stimulation to quell Parkinson’s tremors, depression, etc are and can be amazing technologies. My point is the perspective from which those innovations come: Silicon Valley “hacking” versus the slow,… Read more
Hi. I think you’re actually misunderstanding my use of “overlap” here. By using that word, I am implying that the two patents were sufficiently different. IE: there is no interference of one in the other, and they do not overlap.
This is a very good point, that measures that work in other nations/conditions may not work here. Thanks for sharing.
This is an interesting idea, one the UN I think has toyed with to some limited extent.
Hi Ryan! Thanks for that link. Like the deaths of many historical figures, there is some debate about how Tut actually died, as that story you linked to suggests. What is certain, however, is that his genetics suggested evidence of malaria, and it is suspected that it was at minimum a contributing factor in his death. Read more