10:40am–11:20am Thursday, 07/28/2011
How one person’s desire to know if his vitamins really worked became a set of tools for doing open, crowd-sourced health experiments. By combining data and analysis from engaged individuals, we can answer big questions traditionally asked exclusively by pharma companies and research institutions. And for less than 1/1000 of the cost.
5:00pm–5:40pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
Most people have ideas on SETI; if only they had a chance, they would enhance the search. Wait no more. setiQuest gives you access to data, software that we just open-sourced after 20 years of being closed, and sophisticated front-end tools. Learn how you can help us improve the data and tools, or use them yourself to find ETI. If we succeed, this could be most profound scientific discovery ever.
1:40pm–2:20pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
The Explorable Microscopy project is creating open source devices to capture multi gigapixel images of small things: from frames from a bee hive down to individual diatoms.
4:10pm–4:50pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
Preventive medicine is a grand challenge. A key step is establishing baseline markers of wellness and pre-clinical interventions using personalized genomic data and phenotypic data. DIYgenomics has created such a methodology and completed a MTHFR/Vitamin B deficiency pilot study. An aging study is in enrollment, and other studies are in design for Vitamin D, metabolism, and mental performance.