How Innovation will transform next 50 years: Infotech, MedTech, BioTech, Nanotech, FinTech, Green Tech. Keynote for Saudi Arabia government - VIDEO

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Keynote on future of science for Saudi Arabia festival of science and creativity.  Keynote starts at 4 minutes (use slider on video).

PharmaTech, GeneTech, MedTech, BioTech, NanoTech, InfoTech - fuse all these together and the result will be an astonishing jump in health care innovation.  Just the Genome Project alone has the power to completely transform medical diagnosis and treatment over the next 30 years.  In the year 2000 it cost over $850m to read one person's entire genome.  Today the same task costs only $2000, and we can expect this to fall to only $10 by 2035.

As a result we will soon be able to compare the genetic code of millions of people, to their own medical records, to identify gene sequences that are associated with disease.  We will be able to predict the future of your health, and plan early drug therapies to keep you well.

We will also learn rapidly about genes which stop ageing in animals - some of whom live for over 450 years (some species of clams). Scientists are learning from animals like some types of Rockfish that show now signed of normal ageing processes.  They die of infections and other problems, but their patterns of disease do not change with age.  Very different from humans, where we can predict risks of many illnesses just by knowing how old they are.


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