Opensource cancer research Jay Bradner on TED.com

How does cancer know it’s cancer? At Jay Bradner’s lab, they found a molecule that might hold the answer, JQ1 — and instead of patenting JQ1, they published their findings and mailed samples to 40 other labs to work on. An inspiring look at the open-source future of medical research. (Recorded at TEDxBoston, June 2011, in Boston, Massachusetts. Duration: 12:48.)

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