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Inside the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery: A conversation with John G. Meara

Although global health has come a long way over the past 25 years, access to surgical care remains very uneven across the world. Five billion people lack access to basic surgical care; this translates into unnecessary death and disability. More than one-third of all global deaths are from conditions requiring surgical care—more than the number...

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What we’ve been reading: Week of April 20, 2015

Chinese team reports gene-editing human embryos (MIT Technology Review) Using the CRISPR technique, the researchers attempted to correct the gene for thalassemia in fertilized eggs. The experiment showed that the technique is far from ready from clinical use, and added new fuel to the already-fiery debate over editing genes in human embryos. How Apple is...

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Panel Session: Establishing Academic/Industry Partnerships: May 5, noon-1 pm, CLS 12 Conference Room

Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion with experienced industry and academic experts on the scope of various industry/academic relationships, establishing these relationships, and what makes for a successful partnership.

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Robin Chase, co-founder of Zipcar and current CEO of Buzzcar, envisions collaboration as the future of the world’s economy. Her concept, Peers Incorporated, brings excess capacity of consumer goods or assets—such as unused time or untapped data—to online platforms and apps where consumers ("peers") provide insights that drive business growth. A growing number of ventures are applying the Peers Inc. model to health care.

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