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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x191 Jun Wang: How digital DNA could help you make better health choices
TV-PG

  • 2017-09-18T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

What if you could know exactly how food or medication would impact your health -- before you put it in your body? Genomics researcher Jun Wang is working to develop digital doppelgangers for real people; they start with genetic code, but they'll also factor in other kinds of data as well, from food intake to sleep to data collected by a "smart toilet." With all of this valuable information, Wang hopes to create an engine that will change the way we think about health, both on an individual level and as a collective.

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