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George Takei in Boston: Smartphone Physicals and Gene Therapy
Posted By Steve Mencher On August 1, 2014 @ 11:13 am In The Download | No Comments
On a recent visit to AARP’s Health Innovation@50+ start-up business showcase in Boston, tech explorer George Takei found a number of new phone attachments and apps aimed at making formerly complicated health tests cheaper and more readily available, adding up to a “smartphone physical.” These include:
Winding up his Boston visit, Takei trekked over to Bluebird Bio to learn about the latest in gene therapy and “gene editing.” The company’s goal: create truly transformative treatments, especially for orphan diseases, where inserting a single gene into a cell could make the difference between disease and health.
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