Despite breakthroughs in technology and medicine, there's still a lot of work ahead for understanding and using the human genome.
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I’m the biomedicine editor for MIT Technology Review. I look for stories where technology stands to improve human health or advance our understanding of the human condition.
I joined MIT Technology Review in March 2012 after a brief stint in the Washington, D.C., news bureau of the scientific journal Nature. Before I ventured to the East Coast, I spent several years in the San Francisco Bay Area as a doctoral student in molecular biology and one whirlwind year in science-writing boot camp in Santa Cruz.
In California, I wrote for the Stanford University press offices, the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum, and the Salinas Californian newspaper. I grew up in a small town in eastern Texas, surrounded by bird song, rolling cattle fields, and lanky pine trees. When I’m not exploring health tech, you will probably find me cooking or giggling over an exceptional LOLcat.
Susan Young's Stories
A new study shows that dementia will have a crippling impact on the U.S. economy.
Scientists use a computer model to predict dream imagery from MRI scans.
A professional medical geneticists group recommends that certain genetic risk factors be examined in all medical DNA sequence tests.
Neuron-level whole-brain activity maps could one day help explain brain function and disfunction.
Early treatment may be key to a drug-free life for a small percentage of patients.
Sorting concussion patients based on internal brain injury could help doctors identify those with more severe cases.