Genomics - Tim Caulfield
It has been a little more than a decade since the first draft of the human genome was announced. And ever since, there have been promises about how the map would revolutionize health care. Genetics would empower people with an understanding of their disease risks. It would deliver care tailored to each patient's genetic makeup.
Genomics is where a lot of the action is when it comes to medical research and funding. As an industry, it's worth Billions of dollars. But Tim Caulfield thinks it's time for a reality check. He's a Canada Research Chair in Health Law Policy. He's also the Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. And he's the co-author of an article in this week's issue of the journal, Science. The article is called Deflating the Genomic Bubble. Tim Caulfield was in Edmonton.
Cd: Live It Out
Cut: # 4, Too Little Too Late
Label: Last Gang
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Last Word - Slackistan
We ended the program today with something you'll hear Monday on The Current. We'll be looking at a side of Pakistan that's rarely seen. Slackistan is a movie about slackers, set in Pakistan's capital of Islamabad. In this version of Pakistan there are no bombs or Taliban, just a sleepy capital with rich kids with a lot of time on their hands. The film tells the story of four recent college grads who have everything, except a plan about what to do with the rest of their lives. We closed the show with a preview.
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