In this video interview, Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, talks with 16-year-old Jack Andraka about how he researched journals online to invent a breakthrough cancer diagnostic test that won the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
As Jack said in the video, the test costs just $0.03, takes just 5 minutes, can discover certain cancers earlier, and is 100% accurate in clinical trials so far.
The key message is that open access to the expanding medical knowledge base has the potential of putting patients at the center of their healthcare, democratizing discovery & innovation, and giving the e-patient new options for researching their own illness, including collaborating with others having the same illness through social media.
Andraka Speaks at TED
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