Must Watch: Open-Source Cancer Research and the JQ1 Molecule [SCIENCE!]

Now if only everyone would be as open as this guy when it comes to medical research, I guess the world we live in would be very different…

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.

Further Reading:

Cancer Explained: The Cure for Cancer
Novel Approach Scores First Success Against Elusive Cancer Gene

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