Decoding movie about decoding DNA

The movie about BRCA1, a mutation in a gene, is about the emotion of dread. Annie Parker, the main character,  sees a recurring symbolic doorway, over and over, that is a visual Greek chorus reminding her of her mother’s death from cancer. Parker stands in for all of us. While the monster she fears early … Continue reading Decoding movie about decoding DNA

Health Care of the Future: Entrepreneurs find gold as they mine health care data

Read the full article in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Feb. 1, 2013. A small but significant strand of the future of health care winds through Seattle’s Pioneer Square. There, a 6-year-old company called Socrata helps run the federal government’s data portal, called Data.gov, with Medicare and other health-related agencies a big part of the mix.