Aspen Ideas Festival

Biology and Electronics Come Together

Season 1 Episode 25 | 40m 32s

Biology and electronics are converging to create a new generation of therapies with so much potential that some wonder if they will eventually replace pharmaceuticals altogether. Bioelectronic medicine could offer a pathway to treat diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and perhaps even cancer and the common cold. If bioelectronic devices can be remotely controlled, is there a risk of “body hacking”?

Aired: 06/26/15

Rating: NR

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