Imagine having a digital copy of your body that can help you make better decisions about your health. That’s the promise of digital twins, computer models that simulate every aspect of your body, from cells and tissues to organs and more. In this talk, Roger Highfield will share insights from his last book ‘Virtual You’, a panoramic account of efforts by scientists around the world – including his coauthor Peter Coveney – to build digital twins of human beings. He will explain how these virtual copies can usher in a new era of personalised medicine, one in which you can predict your risk of disease, participate in virtual drug trials, shed light on the diet and lifestyle changes that are best for you, and help identify therapies to enhance your well-being and extend your lifespan. The Financial Times made Virtual You one of the books of 2023.