Diagnosing Ourselves: Take Two Assays and Don't Call Me in the Morning

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Our ability to monitor and maintain our health still largely relies on interactions with the medical community. This dependence is especially unfortunate in resource-poor settings, where the medical community is already stretched thin. What advances are being made to allow people without medical training to readily detect things like viruses? Can such biotechnology help us understand our own unique physiology? Dr. Andy Ellington will discuss exciting advances in low-cost, personalized diagnostics and the promise of creating virtual clinical trials through social networks to improve healthcare on a global scale.