Sample Arc Issues

Big Data

  • How do we accelerate and maximize the fusion of Health + IT + Bioscience?

  • Proposed: a Human Wellness Project

  • Is there too much big bio data, and too little understanding of what it means?

  • What is the role of government in making fusion a reality?

  • Can neuro-gaming make our brains young again?

  • Should science build a better you?

  • Can we rebuild the FDA for an age of fusion?

  • Science in an age of gathering disbelief… in science

  • Can high tech save a low tech world? 

Our Mission


We need to understand that we‘re standing on the threshold of a whole new understanding of human biology, health, and disease—and we need to grasp the opportunity.

— Stephen P. Spielberg, MD, PhD, former Dean, Dartmouth Medical School

The Coming Age of Fusion. Arc’s mission is to accelerate the fusion of health, IT, and biomedicine – three crucial elements of healthcare, and of life, that are now struggling to break out of silos and launch a new paradigm in health care, and in how we live. We are not out to create yet another organization and meeting, but to establish a gathering place for people, associations, conferences, movements, and others to converge and connect around the fusion idea.

Arc is about real talk – edgy, disruption, inspiring, and galvanizing. It’s also about taking action: to establish programs that support and aggressively push the fusion agenda. This will include support for white papers, academic projects, and initiatives, plus a program of acknowledging and backing entrepreneurial efforts through prizes, grants, and other support mechanisms.

Featured Action Program

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Arc will be supporting academic efforts like the Personalized Health Project, which generated this 81-page white paper and study, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.


Identifying the gaps between discovery and application in the life sciences, and proposed solutions

David Ewing Duncan 
Frank L. Douglas, MD, PhD; Linda K. Molnar, PhD; and Stephen P. Spielberg, MD, PhD

Visit the Personalized Health Project Website.

With input and advice form a 37-person expert panel.


Watch the video of the Personalized Health Project Summit (Agenda), held at the University of California at San Francisco, featuring Anthony Atala, George Church, Lee Hood, Sir Richard Feachem, Jamie Heywood, Dean Ornish, David Agus, Brook Byers, Tiffany Shlain (showing a clip from her film: “Connected”), and much more.