Blog: Witnessing the Birth of a Taxonomy

Here’s a workshop in Washington DC I’d love to be at (I’ll be doing my own taxonomy workshop in Sydney at the time unfortunately-fortunately). It’s on the potential for creating a new way of classifying diseases based on molecular mechanism rather than phenotype or symptom pattern. I’d love to be there because it’s not often you get to see a fundamental rethink happen live around how an embedded taxonomy should be organised. It must be a bit like witnessing the birth of a galaxy for an astronomer. This is an area with many powerful (and I’m sure passionate) stakeholders so I am convinced the process of expert involvement and public consultation will also be fascinating to watch. Alas, I’ll miss it.

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