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Open-source cancer research: Jay Bradner on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

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.)

Watch Jay Bradner’s talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 1,000+ TEDTalks.

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