This is a very inspiring tale of throwing open the drug discovery pipeline targeting rare cancers. Jay Bradner tells us how they discovered a molecule (called JQ1) that stops cancer knowing that it’s cancer. Then instead of patenting the molecule (as many a pharma company would) they published the findings and mail samples around the world for other groups to work on it. The result? Problems solved, quicker than they could ever achieve on their own and a startup company to develop the drug for application in humans.

A very inspiring look at the future of drug development and medical research.

Hat-tip to Andy Scheffer for spotting and sharing and to TED for producing more inspiring talks on great ideas.

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