links for 2010-06-04

  • The buzz-words and objects that appear most frequently in the design media at any given time tell us much about prevailing attitudes. The rise of “design thinking,” “social innovation” and “service design” all point to designers trying to stretch their remit away from the shaping of products towards a more direct manipulation of behaviour.
  • There is a revolution underway in the world of medicine. As researchers identify the genetic variants responsible for cancer, schizophrenia and diabetes, and doctors tailor medications and diagnostic tests specifically for your genomic makeup, we inch closer to personalized medicine. But what does this mean for you today? And how will it impact your health care 10, 20 or 30 years in the future? ABC’s Richard Besser joins Francis Collins, George Church and Robert C. Green. They will look over the leading edge of genomics research to learn the promise, pitfalls, and realities barreling toward us.

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