BioBabel: Too Much Data, Too Little Understanding

Keynote
Location: Grand Ballroom B
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Keynote by David Ewing Duncan, award-winning, best-selling author of eight books, journalist and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent.

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David Ewing Duncan

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David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of eight books published in 19 languages; he is a journalist and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. His most recent book is When I’m 164: The new science of radical life extension, and what happens if it succeeds(TED Books). He is a Correspondent for The Atlantic, and the Chief Correspondent of public radio’s Biotech Nation, heard on NPR Talk. David writes for The New York Times, Fortune , Wired, National Geographic, Discover, Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications. He is the Founding Director of the Center of Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley, and the Director of the Personalized Health Project. He has been a commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition, and a contributing editor for Wired, Discover and Conde Nast Portfolio. He is a former special correspondent and producer for ABC Nightline and a correspondent for NOVA’s ScienceNOW! His previous book was Experimental Man: What one man’s body tells him about his future, your health, and our toxic world. David has won numerous awards including the Magazine Story of the Year from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His articles have twice been cited in nominations for National Magazine Awards, and his work has appeared twice in The Best American Science and Nature Writing. David lives in San Francisco.

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