The Promise of Global Symmetry

"We must avoid the unacceptable risk of allowing innovation to foster inequalities," declared Carlos Gadelha, Secretary of Science, Technology, and Strategic Inputs, Ministry of Health, Brazil.   To ensure equity across income strata, he urged his peers to engage in innovative partnerships, buttressed by significant investment, and—most importantly—to think big. Through large-scale initiatives, he continued, "We can induce ‘global symmetry' …