The penultimate day of this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting began with a morning of plenary sessions by four of the Laureates followed by a panel discussion on, “Being a (Responsible) Scientist.”
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John Timmer reports on the panel discussion that focused on the future of biomedicine. He highlights the main points from the meeting:
The panel discussed the promise of stem cells and personalized medicine, but felt that it would be decades before much of this promise will really come to the fore. But that doesn’t mean that big gains in health aren’t possible in the short-term—it’s just that they don’t involve progress in the field of medicine.
You can hear more of Nobel Laureates Prof. Dr. Aaron Ciechanover’s thoughts in the post.