"Desktop Medicine: How risk is remaking health, disease, and medical practice"
This talk is part of the Santa Fe Institute's Trustee and Business Network's 2011 Symposium "Does the Individual Matter?"
Individuals play a critical role in many fields of science, yet there is great disagreement over whether individuals, rather than collectives, actually matter for the progress of science. The Trustees/BNet Symposium will explore the role of individuals in different scientific contexts, from atoms and molecules through economies, societies, and cultures. The goal is to highlight differences in the importance of individuals within and between scientific domains, as well as differences in how individuals are defined within and between domains.