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Francis Collins: We need better drugs — now

FILMED APR 2012 • POSTED MAR 2013 • TEDMED 2012

Francis Collins explains that we today know the molecular cause of 4,000 diseases, but treatments are available for only 250 of them. The natural question is what is taking so long? Geneticist and physician Collins explains why systematic drug discovery is imperative, even for rare and complex diseases.

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