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Dec 22, 2008

In the decades to come, the ability to understand the genetic code of life will change the global balance of power.

By Matthew Schaeffer

Sit down with bioscience entrepreneur Juan Enriquez in FLYP Media’s video interview. Learn what he thinks about America’s advantage in the genomic race, the future of the mapping of our DNA and how the advances in genomics are changing the way we live.

The first mapping of the human genome in 2001 set in motion what will one day be known as the age of genomics. Juan Enriquez, one of the world’s foremost authorities on how the extraordinary advances in the life sciences are changing the way we live and do business, believes this has moved us to the brink of a change as profound as the Industrial Revolution. “I think genomics is going to be the largest single driver of the global economy going forward.”
Understanding the genetic blueprint that provides the code to life has allowed scientists to begin reprogramming our genetic makeups, making possible everything from developing built-in resistances to certain diseases to the ability to regenerating limbs and organs.
And it won’t stop there. “We’re only beginning to glimpse the potential,” says Enriquez. “How would we go after diabetes? How would we go after regenerating our teeth? Or regenerating part of our arteries or veins or even a human heart? The possibilities are limitless.”

The New World Order: FLYP’s interactive infographic shows you how in the coming decades, the flow of genomic information—and our ability to understand the data—will restructure the global balance of power.

 

Biography

 


Juan Enriquez, widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on
the economic and political impact of the life sciences, is an author,
businessman and academic. He is chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy, LLC,
a life sciences research and investment firm. He is also the founding
director of the Harvard Business School Life Science Project. 
Enriquez was also part of a world discovery voyage led by Craig Venter
that resulted in the discovery of an unprecedented number of new
species.
Among other titles, Enriquez wrote the bestselling As the Future Catches You: How Genomics & Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health & Wealth.

 


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