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The Decision Tree with Wired editor Thomas Goetz

Marin Science Seminar visited Kishore Hari's Down to a Science cafe in San Francisco last week and participated in a fun game-show style presentation on using technology to make and track personal medical decisions.  One of the kids got to play the part of a basketball player with a genetic heart condition which might preclude him from continuing his lucrative career.  Wisely, he chose not to continue playing so he wouldn't suddenly drop dead.  Wired editor Thomas Goetz  ran the show while explaining how new technologies can help us to make better medical and personal health choices.  He then entertained a lively discussion on health care, bioethics and physician vs. patient access to expertise.  Here is a pic of some of the MSS young people with Kishore and Thomas, and a copy of Thomas's book The Decision Tree, which he very generously signed and gave to each of the game-show participants.  A edutaining time was had by all!

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