Cancer

Eric Lefkofsky looks to apply artificial intelligence to vast human genome

The debate between whether or not nature or nurture are the predominant factors in the creation of living beings has gone back all the way to the Greeks. Over the last 200 years, much progress has been made in the scientific understanding of the forces that underlie both nature and nurture and how those relate to the manifestation of living beings. However, there still remains a great deal of debate as to which factors contribute most to certain characteristics and behavioral traits of animals and people and learn more about Eric. In the last 20 years, the debate between whether nature or nurture is a predominant factor in shaping the characteristics and behaviors of people has been largely skewing towards the nature side of the debate. Scientific papers, published in technical journals and mostly read by scientists themselves, have increasingly been skewed to the conclusion that the view of genetic…

Cancer

Another Startup for Eric Lefkovsky

Eric Lefkofsky is a serial entrepreneur with a resume of successful startups so extensive, it positively dazzles. His success record has rewarded him greatly, and he’s now estimated to be worth $1.7 billion, so it’s no surprise that Lefkofsky planned to back away from starting new companies going forward. Lefkovsky played a significant role in the creation of numerous successful startups, including Groupon, Echo (a logistics company) and also Innerworkings (a marketing company), and now, at age 47, he thought he’d be taking a break and pursuing other interests for awhile. But then fate intervened, when his wife became sick with cancer.   Dealing With a Crisis As Lefkovsky and his wife faced the reality of dealing with her illness, they fell down the “rabbit hole” that is the modern medical system. They attended meeting after meeting with doctors who were working to devise a treatment plan. What he learned,…