Next week, Big Think will host two groundbreaking panels on pandemic and genomic science. A handful of the world’s foremost experts–including Esther Dyson, Francis Collins, Michael Woroby and Boonsri Dickinson–will discuss and debate the latest developments in swine flu research and the biomedical implications of personal genomics. Content from the evening will be released on the site, and we would be thrilled to have Big Thinkers participate! Please Tweet questions for our panelists at @Big_Think.
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